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PROCEEDINGS 



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FOR THE 



Municipal Years 1874-5-6, 



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COMMON COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, 

FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEARS 1874-5-6. 

HARVEY D. COLVIN, Mayor. 



(THOMAS FOLEY ^'^ Clark Street. 

'^ I W. H. KIOHARDSON............. Ashland Block, Kooms 30 and 31 

.,/ ARTHUR DIXON "^L^ H*^' f ''®°''®- 

-|f. W. warren 305 Fifth Avenue. 

„ fWM. FITZGERALD < ^^» ot^*® c^"^®!' 

* JDAVID COEY '-^77 State Street. 

• . J JESSE SPALDING 250 South Water Street. 

1r STONE 66 and 68 La Salle Street. 

fR B STONE Room 1, Methodist Church Block. 

^1 THOS. C. CLARKE..............V................ N. E. Cor. Market and Huron Streets. 

^f PHILIP REIDY .122 Deering Street. 

**|fRED. SOMMER 151 Archer Avenue. 

„[E. F. CULLERTON 672 West 22d Street. 

'^JP. McCLORY 658 Center Avenue. 

ri TT iTTT r>i>T?TiM 572^^ Halsted Street. 

^ { P. Mcdonald .:„V.;.'.V.V.\V.;.".\;.'."'.:^^ 518 West 12th street. 

(THOS F BAILEY 353 Center Avenue. 

^ 1 J AS O'BRIEN . 181 West Harrison Street. 

(C T. WOODMAN 198 Clark Street. 

^^{%^ww^^jz::::::::::::::::::::...: mciark street. 

rOTTO F, WHITE 122 North Sangamon Street. 

*l{s.T.GijNM:SN:::::3^ 238 south water Stre«t. 

civrn'NniniT' wpath 172 Randolph Street. 

f^:^S^r^:::::::;::::::::::::::::::::3:.' 392 west Randolph street. 

(T T pAMPRTTl.T, 133 Dearborn Street. 

13 1 J ^ CA?E. ■■■:■■■;;::::::::::..;::.. 580 west Adams street. 



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fc; V rr^^'^rv^ \KT> 68 North Leavitt Street. 

*^{b. quieE^ :^!^^"'"!:;z:::::::::::::::!:';';:;""^^^ 336 carron Avenue. 

fM RYAN 360 Milwaukee Avenue. 

*^ ■ N ECKHARDt"..'.V.*.".........'.."...'.V........ .......... 448 West Chicago Avenue. 

fTHOMA"^ sTOHT 237 Lincoln Avenue. 

16 {pSr MAHR..T.7.'.V.!!r.'.V.V.!!"!V.!!""".'.V..'. OOf North Clark Street. 

,^ /.LICOb" LENGACHeZ.Z.Z.'." 366 Sedgwick Street. 

l'^ I LOUIS SCHAFFNER Grand Pacific Hotel. 

, ^ J DAVID MURPHY ^ an^ 46 North Marie et Street. 

**iM. SWEENEY 233 btate Street. 

fTHOMA'* LYNCH Corner Larrabee Street and Hawthorne Avenue. 

1^1 WM. P. DICKINSON.::.'.'.:.:;"::."'."' 67 Maple street. 

fTTTT-TUS TONAS 183 Michigan Street. 

^® {jNO T CORCORAN :::::: Hatch House, 29 and 31 North Wells Street. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 

Czt}> Clerk and Clerk of Council. 



STA.lVr>I!VG COaiMITTEES 



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Municipal Year I874-5. 



Finance — Heath, Quirk, R. B. Stone, Lynch, SchafFner. 
Railroads — O'Brien, Richardson, Stout, White, Murphy. 
Judiciary — Richardson, Campbell, Schaffner, CuUerton, Waterman. 
Fire and iVater — R. B, Stone, Woodman, Coey, Mahr, Case. 
Schools— C\^\t\2ind, Lynch, T. C. Clarke, Reidy, Case. 

Streets and Alleys, S. Z>.— Spalding, R. B. Stone, Warren, Fitzgerald, Foley, Sommer, 
Streets and Alleys, IV. D.— CuUerton, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, White, Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Ryan. 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. — Lengacher, Corcoran, Dickinson, Mahr, Sweeney. 
Wharves and Public Grounds — Warren, Jonas, McClory, Murphy, R. Stone, 
Wharfing Privileges — Bailey, Gunderson, Reidy, Corcoran, Coey. 
Local Assessments — Fitzgerald, Woodman, Cullerton, CBrien, Sweeney. 
5r/</^w^//— Campbell, McClory, Hildreth, T. C. Clarke, Gunderson. 
Licenses — Corcoran, Eckhardt, Foley, Mahr, O'Brien. 
/'<7//c^-^Hildreth, Stout, Murphy, Eckhardt, Richardson. 
Gas Lights— }onz.s,, Hildreth, Quirk, Warren, D. W. Clark, Jr. 
Harbor and Bridges — White, Lengacher, Spalding, Ryan, Gunderson. 
Printing — D. W. Clark, Jr., Foley, Dickinson, Lengacher, Bailey, 
Markets— %\.out. Heath, Quirk, Fitzgerald, McDonald. 
Public Buildings— Coey , Cleveland, McClory, Schaflfner, R. Stone. 
County Relations— Reidy, D. W. Clark, Jr., Sommer, Eckhardt, Jonas. 



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EXPLANATION OF TERMS. 



In the Index frequent references are m»de to the Standing Committees of the Common Council, 
and the several City Officers, where the names or title, of such Committees and Officers are not printed 
at length. For the better understanding of such abbreriatione as occur, the following explanation i. 
given: 



*"• * W Committee on Fire and Water. 

G. Iv 

C. R 

H. and B 

Jnd 

W. and P. G 

B. B 

S. & A., S. D 

S. & A., N. D 

8. & A., W. D 

S. & A., 3 D 

Wh'fg Priv 

P. B 

Local Asst 



Gas Lights. 
County Belations. 

Harbor and Bridges. ^ 

Judiciary. 

Wharves and Public Grounds. 
Railroads. 

Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
" " " North « 
West 
" of North, South and West Divitiona, 
WTiarfing Privileges, 
Public Buildings. 
Local Assessments. 



^- P- W Board of Public Works. 

^* °*^ ^ " " Police Commissioners. 

^- o^ ^ " " Education. 

B-o^H " '« Health. 

^D' in • Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 

Pab .Published. 

^1' Com Select Committee. 

^^- Srferred. 

Post Postponed. 



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REFERENCE TO INDEX, 



Appointments •> 

Board of Education 

ISS 5 S'a;;i- ri;;-^^i-i^--""""---" 

Board of Public Works '^Z'.'^Z 

City Attorney 

(3ity Collector '■/" 

City Marshal.. 

City Treasurer ".'....*........■••. 

Comptroller "'TV. 

Committee on County Eelations 

Committee on Finance...^...- 

Committee on Fire and Water 

Committee on Gas I^^S^^^;- •••;;•;••• 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges 

Committee on Judiciary • 

Committee on Local Assessments 

Committee on Markets 

Committee on Polic.e 

Committee on Printing....... • 

Committee on Public Buildings 

Committee on Bailroads 

Committee on Schools ••■••••"":"v'"'n ".V, 

Committee on Streets and A leys, N. 1) 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, b. D 

Committee on Streets ^nd Alleys W^D--^-^-- 

Committee on Wharves and Pubhc Grounds 

Common Council 

Council Meetings •* 

Counsel to the Corporation 

Directors of the Public Library •••••• 

Elections "••• 

Estimates of Cost of Lamp Posts.... 

Estimates of Cost of Private Drains 

Estimates of Cost, pf Sidewalks. ..... . . . ^ ^. ■ . • • 

Estimates of Cost of Street Impro veinen ts 

Estimates of Cost of Water Service Pipes 

Fire Marshal 

Inspector of Boilers •• ■ 

fuspector of Fish 

Inspector of Gas Meters 

Inspectors of House of Correction ••••••• 

Invitations ' 

Mayor 

Official Bonds 

Orders 

Ordinances— General 

Ordinances— Private Drains 

Ordinances— Sidewalks •• 

Ordinances— Street Improvements 

Ordinances- Vacations 

Ordinances— Water Service Pipes 

Park Comniiasionors 

Petitions and Communications 

Relief and Aid Society •••— • 

RemoDBtrances "" 

Resignation ■"**' 

Resolutions 

Select Committees 

Superintendent of Buildings 

Ta.\ Commissioner 



IX 
X 
X 
XI 
XI 
XI 
XI 
XI 
XII 
XII 
XII 
XIII 
XIV 
XIV 
XIV 
XV 
XVI 
XVI 
XVI 
XVII 
XVII 
XVII 
XVIII 
XIX 
XIX 
XX 
XXI 
XXI 
XXI 
XXIII 
XXIII 
XXIII 
XXIII 
XXV 
XXV 
XXVI 
XXVII 
XXVII 
XXVII 
. XXVII 
.XXVIII 
. XXVIII 
. XXVIII 
.XXVIII 
.XXVIII 
,. XXIX 
. XXXVI 
..XXXIX 
XL 
XLI 
XLl 

.. XLin 

.. XLIV 

.. XLV 

.. XLV 

.. XLV 

.. XLIX 

.. XLIX 

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LII 

LII 

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INDEX. 



APPOINTMENTS. 



PAGE. 

Architects, to examine Custom House • ^^^^ ^^ 

Bailey, M. B., Superintendent of Buildings n""fl£;~,' o«o 

Bailey M. B. Superintendent of Buildings • gnfirmed m 

Benner,M., Fire Marshal • Mark^^s ^S 

Beresford, A., Assistant City Weigher r^nfir^P^ 9iq 

Beresford A., Assistant City Weigher Markets ^4 

Beyer, Fred., Assistant City Weigher rv.nfirmPd lit 

Beyer Fred., Assistant City Weigher ^o^Srmed 241 

Billings, A.M., Director Public Library • ronfi "ed IS 

Boyden,'N. B., Prosecuting Attorney.. Markets 295 

Chesebro, W. J, Assistant City Weigher maiKets zao 

Committee to sell Lake Front • v'^u'Z 1m 

Crowley, J. J., Clerk of Police Court K^feAed 411 

Crowley, J. J., Clerk of Police Court cSTfirmed 106 

Cox, Wm., Appraiser of School Land Schools HI 

Covert, D. S.. Member Board of Education r" firmp<f SOfi 

Covert, D. S., Member Board of Education ■ ConSrmed 401 

Dixon, Joseph, Deputy Superintendent of Police %ned 39 

Drake, John B., Fire Commissioner -j5'.; „,„ 

Dunlap, Geo. L., City Marshal ^[^i^^.i^^ZZZZii^ConSS 333 

Dunlap, Geo. L., City Marshal Q.-hnnls 41 

English, W. J., Member Board of Education ^ rnnfivmP^ 81 

Enilish, W. J., Member Board of Education «pS 242 

English, W. J., Member Board of Education rnnfirrriPd S06 

Enilish W. J., Member Board of Education •• M^rVpf« 2^q 

Evirhardt, Geo, Assistant City Weigher p" nfirnfed S22 

Everhardt, Geo., Assistant City Weigher PoUce 441 

Goodell, R. E., City Marshal rnnfirTTied 483 

Goodell R. E. City Marshal Markets 473 

Goodelius, Fred., Assistant City Weigher rnrffirmpr] 492 

Goodelius, Fred., Assistant City Weigher PnnfirmPd 389 

Hatch Thos.C., Assistant City Weigher ;;::::::::.:::::.?Sarkets 60? 

Hess, E., Assistant City Weigher Pnnfirnipd 401 

Hickey, M. C, General Superintendent Police Markets 145 

Homan, F., Assistant City Weigher Coniirmed 218 

Homan, F., Assistant City Weigher cSrmed 201 

Hotz, Chris., Director Public Library Reconsi^Sed 205 

Hotz, Chris., Director Public Library rnnXmed 205 

Hotz, F. C, Director Public Library rnnfirmed 249 

Hotz, F. C, Director Public Library • Xd 313 

Hurd, H. B., Commissioner to Revise Ordinances Filed 436 

Hurd, H. B., Commissioner to Revise Ordinances M«rVpts 202 

Jacobs, S., Assistant City Weigher Confirmed 226 

Jacobs, S., Assistant City Weigher Schools 241 

Kohn, D. A., Member Board of Education rm.firmpd 306 

Kohn, D. A., Member Board of Education SchS 4^4 

Loewenthal, B , Director Public Library rnnfimiPd 469 

Loewenthal. B.. Director Public Library ronfirmed 433 

McVickar, B., Member Board of Health PoTce 553 

Mannheimer, M., Member Board of Health rAVi'fimipd 563 

Mannheimer, M., Member Board of Health Markets 145 

Moody, Lowell, Assistant City Weigher Confirmed 219 

Moody, Lowell, Assistant City Weigher F & W 37 

Moore, 8. M., Fire Commissioner • Confirmed 61 

Moore, S. M., Fire Commissioner ■.'.■.■.■.■.■."."...Rejected 106 

Moore, Avery, Appraiser School Land Filed 17 

Murphy, M., Assistant City Weigher Markets 295 

Oleson, C, Assistant City Weisiher Confirmed 412 

Oleson, C, Assistant City Weigher rnnfirmpd 242 

Onahan, W. J., Director Public Library PoUce 423 

O'Brien, L., Clerk of Police Court nonfirmed 439 

O'Brien, L., Clerk of Police Court Markets 401 

Perring, J. G., Assistant City Weigher marKeis *ui 



X INDEX 



PAOS 

Confirmed 412 



Perring, J. G., Assistant City "Weigher •'••i;-, ' < Xr K ^ T)iv 484 

Prindi^Ue, B., Commissioner Board of Pubic Works fe- ^^^l^^"'; |°^ 

PrindiviUe, B., Commissioner Board of Public Works Markets U5 

Beynolds,C. M., Assistant City Weigher ronfirmed 218 

EeynoldB, C. M., Assistant City Weigher ^d 313 

Boot, J. P., Commisioner to Bevise Ordinances • ^" • ^^ 

Boot, J. P., Commissioner to Bevise Ordinances ronfirmed 106 

Sheldon, E. H., Appraiser School Land Markets 346 

Sieber, Aug., Assistant City Weigher • Confirmed 411 

Sieber, Aug., Assistant City Weigher Markets 145 

Sprang, F., Assistant City Weigher Confirmed 218 

Spranl F. Assistant City Weigher SchS 242 

Smith, P. H., Member Board of Education nonflrmed 306 

Smith P. H.. Member Board of Education ..^ Markets 169 

Stieffer, Herman, Assistant City Weigher • Confirmed 219 

Stieffer, Herman, Assistant City Weigher • •; Xd 141 

Summerfield, John, Police Justice Confirmed 147 

Summerfield, John, Police Justice Schools 242 

Sullivan, W. K., Member Board of Education n;;nfirmed 306 

Sullivan, W. K., Member Board of Education Confirmed 30b 

Tuley, M. E., Commissioner to Bevise Ordinances TPiipd i.sfi 

Tuley, M. F., Commissioner to Bevise Ordinances Markets 4^^ 

Van Olinda, M., Assistant City Weigher - Confirn.Gd 439 

Van Olinda, M., Assistant City Weigher ■""cSrmed 106 

Vierling, F. C. Appraiser School Land • i::;: .?Markets 4oi 

Vouke, T. J., Assistant City Weigher • Confirmed 412 

Voukei-T. J., Assistant City Weigher Jud 361 

Walker, J. B., Director Public Library Confirmed 406 

Walker J. B , Director Public Library Markets 145 

Willi. ms, Wm., Assistant City Weigher Confirmed 219 

Williams. Wm., Assistant Cily Weigher Kid 585 

Woodbridge, John, Corporation Counsel W«norted 671 

Woodbiidge, John, Corporation Counsel Keponea ou 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Tabled 141 
Sale of La Salle street primary school lot pjl^^ -^^g 

Salo of La Salle street primary school lot Schools 60 

School fund property, list of • •• .'.".'.'.".'schools 33 

School property in Lake View, road through X Schools 73 

School site on Arlington street Schools 73 

School site cor. Wallace and Thirty-fifth streets Schoo s 80 

School site cor. Wabash and Thirty-fifth streets Schools 80 

School site cor. Lincoln and Thirty-fifth streets Schools 94 

School site cor. Division and Cleaver streets Schools 94 

School site cor. Lewis and Sophia streets Schools 117 

School sites, sundry.... •iv"';";V;;"^; '.'."""."."i.W'.'.'iiischools 152 

School site cor. Hermitage avenue and York street Schools 313 

School site cor. Hermitage avenue and York street Schools 183 

School site cor. Wallace and Kossuth streets Schools 183 

School site cor. Eda street and Wabash avenue Schools 305 

School site cor. Eda street and Wabash avenue ^Schools 424 

School site on Throop street Schools 614 

School site cor. Wood and Congress streets Schools 553 

School site cor. Walnut street and Kedzie avenue Schools 553 

School site, recommending land for Schools 473 

School site, recommending land for..... Schools 497 

School site, recommending land for 



BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Filed 122 

Annual report Filed 198 

Death of J. I. Bussell, Secretary W & P. G. 424 

Dumping ground for manure, etc.. • g"^ j^ 3 pj^ 3^3 

Night soil, concerning removal of .Finance 435 

Sanitary police, employment of extra ...Police 85 

Scavenger work, on contract for VV.'.V.V.'.VcomV of Whole 251 

Sewerage in fifteenth ward, concerning need of. C R 66 

Small pox at County Hospital, concerning Com'ofWhole 257 

Vaccine virus, asking appropriation for 



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BOARD OF POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSIONERS. 

PAGE. 

Annual report Filed 193 

Engine house on Quincy street Com. of Whole 261 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Annual report (fourteenth) Filed 378 

Appropriation for land damages at Twenty-second street bridge, asking Finance 300 

Bridge at Washington street Pub. and Filed 259 

City Hall, relative to construction of. P. B. 52 

City Hall, relative to construction of. P. B. 473 

Engine house on Third avenue, concerning Pub. 122 

Engine house on Third avenue, concerning Filed 143 

Exposition building, use of, etc Pub. 85 

Exposition building, use of, etc Filed 105 

Fullerton avenue conduit, concerning contract for ...Jud. 35 

Fullerton avenue conduit, asking appropriation for Finance 586 

Improvement of West Eighteenth street Piled 501 

Improvement of Townsend street • Pub. 441 

Improvement of Townsend street Filed 462 

Lamp posts on West Lake and West Madison streets, etc Pub. and Filed 411 

Land damages at Erie street bridge • H. & B. 243 

Land damages at Harrison street bridge W. & P. G. 16 

List of employes Pub. 498 

Opening Franklin street Com. of Whole 251 

Paving street intersections, concerning Pub. and Filed 402 

Reservoir lot, remonstrance against sale of .....W. & P. G. 117 

Reservoir lot, remonstrance against sale of. Filed 141 

Repairing Sangamon street, cost of. Sel. Com. 242 

Sowt-r contracts, reletting Filed 157 

Steele & McMahon, on claim of. • Finance 501 

Street cleaning, asldng additional appropriation for • Finance 9 

Street cleaning^ asking additional appropriation for Tabled 86 

Street cleaning, asking additional appropriation for ..Filed 105 

Street cleaning, asking additional appropriation for ■ Finance 195 

Viaducts over Blue Island and Milwaukee avenues, construction of. Pub. 110 

Viaducts over Blue Island and Milwaukee avenues, construction of. Filed 118 

Viaduct on Blue Island avenue, raising buildings at Pub. and Filed 481 

Water rates, concerning Pub and F. & NV. 109 

Water tax fund, asking loan on account of. Filed 145 

Water tax fund, relative to money borrowed from F. & W. 167 



CITY ATTORNEY. 

Canvass votes cast for Mayor, power of Council to Pub. and Filed 682 

Gas contracts, power to annul G. L. 141 

Printing, law concerning City Pub. and Filed 465 

Printing, law concerning City Pub. 492 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Annual Report Filed 142 



CITY MARSHAL. 

Annual Report Sm^ ^f! 

Detail for American District Telegraph • *"^*^ °^'-* 



xn INDEX. 

CITY TREASUREE. 

PAOK. 

Pub. and Filed 153 

Annual Report, ■••■•••v:""oV"VqVk '.". Pub. and Filed 526 

Annual Report, year ending Dec. 31, 1875 



COMPTROLLER. 

„ ^ Tabled 601 

Appropriation for Deficiency Fund -. ■ Finance 377 

Borrow money, power of City to * pui^ and Filed 296 

Certificates of indebtedness outstanding p^^ ^j,,j Pjl^^ 557 

Certificates of indebtedness, concerning p^^^ ^^^ pj^^^^j 678 

Certificates of indebtedness outstanding • p^^ and W. & P. G. 65 

City property, bids for •••• ••• •••••••" Filed 295 

City property on North La Salle street, cloud on title of. ^p^^^^ ^22 

•City property on North La Salle street, value of. •• YUed 143 

City property on North La Salle street, value ot ".'"*.".'.".'."!l"."i... -Finance 23 

Cox Bros., on claim of •••_• • • Finance 41 

Cox Bros, and Steele & McMahon, on claims ot Finance 94 

Cox Bros., on claim of, for extras on tunnel..... • ....Filed 337 

Duncan, Sherman & Co., concerning failure of *.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.*.!.'."".*."..'.'. F. & W. 85 

Engine house sites, offers of '.'.'.'.Pub. and Finance 169 

Estimates of expense for 1875 Pub 541 

Estimatesof expense for 1876 ....Kef. Clerk 581 

Estimates of expense for 1876 ' ju^. 23 

Exposition building, use of. " pub, 20I 

Fullerton avenue conduit Con. in 221 

Fullerton avenue conduit G. L. 501 

Gas, on reducing price of. .(}_ l. 497 

Globe Gas Co , relative to contract with '.'.'. Pub. "and Finance 458 

Lake Front, sale of •• Finance 9 

North Chicago EoUing Mill, on claim ot jijl^^ 9 

Receipts and expenditures for November, 1874 • Filed 41 

Receipts and expenditures for December, 1874 !'.... ..Filed 65 

Receipts and expenditures for January, 1875. .'.."..Filed 85 

Receipts and expenditures for February, 1875 ••"• Filed 122 

Receipts and expenditures for March, 1875 • ■■■" Fjled 161 

Receipts and expenditures for April, 1875 ...F-led 225 

Receipts and expenditures for May, 1875 " .'.'..['...Fhed 296 

Receipts and expenditures for June, 1875 ••"" FiMed 373 

Receipts and expenditures for July, 1875 • "" ' Filed 377 

Receipts and expenditures for August, 1875 Filed 424 

Receipts and expenditures for September, 187^ •••■■" j^j^^^ 435 

Receipts and expenditures for October, 1875 • " Filed 473 

Receipts and expenditures for November, 1875 .....Filed 513 

Receipts and expenditures for December, 1875 ....Filed 553 

Receipts and expenditures for January, 1876. - ^ ...Filed 586 

Receipts and expenditures for February, 1876 _ ..Filed 646 

Receipts and expenditures for March, 1876 p^b 49 

School property, names of lessees and amount in arrears 'mied 66 

School property, names of lessees and amount in arrears .'.'.'.'Finance 73 

Steel & McMahon, claim for extras, on.... • .',..., ...Filed 110 

Street cleaning, concerning '..".....!w!'& P. G. 402 

Street ends, on renting Pub and Filed 341 

Taxes of 1874, concerning ■ piled 41 

Tax fighters, list of. Pub. 67 

Tax fighters, list of. ■■■■_" Filed 66 

Tax fighters, list of 



COMMITTEE ON COUNTY RELATIONS. 



Pub. 220 

Books of Relief and Aid Society, concerning Qqu. in 262 

Books of Relief and Aid Society, concerning '.'.'.'"..Con. in 136 

Election on question of incorporation..... '.'.'.'.'.'..Con. in 135 

Engine house on Third avenue, concerning ••*•• ^^jj jq ^35 

Small i)0x at county hospital 



iKDEX. xm 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

PAGE. 

Architects bills, on r"^*^^" III 

Armory for First Regiment, on petition to provide ^on. in odu 

Barth, H., for compensation, on petition of. ' )f^- P ^°^ 

Boge, J. A., on petition of Con- 1° 226 

Boone, L. D.,for compensation for buggy, on petition of. ....rup. wt 

Board of Public Works, concerning employes of. ^o°- P *°-' 

Buckley, Jas., for compensation for injuries, on petition of. J^oii- ]^ °°^ 

Building Inspectors, for more pay, on petition of. ^o^^- P '^ 

Callaghan, Margaret, for compensation, on petition of. ^on. in d6 

Callaghan, Margaret, for compensation, on petition of. .....fuD. ^^o 

Callaghan, Margaret, for compensation, on petition of. ^on. in i^^ 

Census, on order for taking , ^^^'r *^„ 

City Hall, on resolution relative to stone cutting for iri ^' ras 

City Hall, on resolution relative to stone cutting for v^ w 

Compensation of County Treasurer for making tax sale, fixing ^^- '^j' 

Cox Bros., on claim of. • r"„ ^' to 

Cox Bros., on claim of. )^°^- P S^ 

Cox Bros., on claim of. Con n 7& 

Cox Bros., on claim of. )f^- \^ ^** 

Donovan & Donohue, on paying employes of. )f"^- J" ^^^ 

Diiane, Pat, on claim of. Pnb 2n9 

Estimates of expenses for 1875 trr ^^ 

Exposition building, on lease of "" . ' n-o 

Foley, Philip, on petition of. ^°°- ]^ %f. 

Green, 0. B., on bill of, for dredging ^""- ^ „^" 

Griffin, P., on refunding fine to ^^n. in z » 

Hauber, M.. on petition of. J^^"- |" ^J^ 

Hannan, Marj', on remitting fine of p ' . ' .^^ 

Hart, Steinhaus & Co., on claim of. V;^"' j" ^29 

Healey, P. J., on paying, for feeding stray horse • Pub 526 

Healey, John, on claim of. '^"^^Z'^Wf,.^ qn 

Heartt & Co., on claim of ^^'"""""pub 527 

Jennings & Conger, on claim of. p . ' gg 

Johnson, F. E., on petition of. p* , ' (.(. 

Johnson, F.E., on petition of. ::::::::::::::con' In 560 

Kaub, C. L., on petition of. p^^ ggjl^ 

Lake front, on selling 'A'^^ ^^ ^.^9 

Lodging houses, on providing free • ^~j " ^^ ^27 

M'Manus, Allie, on petition of. n " ^^^ 226 

Moloney-, Thomas, on petition of....... •. ::;;;Recommitted 429 

Morse, Wm , compensation for injuiies ^ p^^ ^gQ 

Morse, Wm., compensation for injuries Filed 17 

Nachman, L., for compensation for goods, etc 'A' ^^ ^5 

Noonan, John, on petition of. ;.V.Becommitted 81 

Noonan, John, on petition of. • Con in 95 

Noonan, John, on petition of. • q^^' j^ 209 

North, N., on petition of. p^^ 30 

North Chicago Rolling Mill Co., on claim of. p" • " 39 

North Chicago Rolling Mill Co., on claim of...... p'^^^ 75 

North Chicago Rolling Mill Co., on claim of. 'X' jjj §7 

North Chicago Rolling Mill Co., on claim of. q^^' -^ 33^3 

O'Conner, J., on order to pay $75 to q^^" j^^ 209 

Olcott, O., on petition of. p^^j, 43 

Parish, Eva C, on claim of. q^jj jjj' qq 

Parish, Eva C, on claim of. q^^' I^ 527 

Ruess, Jacob, on petition of q^^' j^ i^j 

River at Harrison street, on widening p^^ 5gO 

Rounsavell, R. C, for rebate on assessment • Filed 647 

Eounsavell, R. C, for rebate on assessment p^jj ^gy 

Sanitary police, on employing additional 'q^^ j^ 4^95 

Sanitary police, on employing additional !!!Coni in 392 

Shanley, J. M., on petition of. .Con. in 75 

Steele & McMahou, on claim of. .Con. in 80 

Steele & McMahon, on claim of. ,!!!con in 87 

Steele & McMahon, on claim of. .'..".".Con. in 95 

Street cleaning, concerning q^.^' jq 439 

Street cleaning, concerning .......Pub. 226 

Street repairs, on appropriating money for .!...riled 262 

Street repairs, on appropriating money for .."..Pub. 490 

Tax Commissioner, on abolishing office of. ...!!lpub. 62 

Taxes, on returning delinquent .................Con. in 66 

Taxes, on returning delinquent ."!!Con. in 43 

Vaughau, Fanny, on petition of ....Pub. 53 

Whitaker, Geo. S., on petition of. Cqq_ Jq 66 

Whitaker, Geo. S., on petition of 



XIV INDEX. 

COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

PAGE. 

,,. , ^ ^ ^... „ Con. in 495 

Chnk, J. D.,on petition of. - p^^^ 3q 

Drake, John B., on appointment ot • Filed 39 

Drake, John B., on appointment of p , .„„ 

Fire Department, on ordinance concerning • • ._. 

Fire Department, on ordinance concerning '""^ 

Fire Department, on ordiHance concerning p^^- ^ 

Moore, S. M., on appointment of ^^'^ .^^ gj 

Moore, S. M., on appointment of. •• p , .gg 

Watchmen at engine houses for pay, on petition of. •••• • 

Watchmen at engine houses for pay, on petition of V;""- !" ^ 

Water Department, on expenditures for ^""• 



COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

Annulling contracts with gas companies, on ^^JJ- Jj J^ 

Broken lamps, on order directing sidewalk inspectors to report Pub 135 

Gas companies, on ordinances for new •■. -^^^ ^^ ^^g 

Gas companies, on ordinances for new ^^^ j^ 3^,^ 

Gas companies, on resolution concerning Recommitted 383 

Gas companies, on ordinance concerning Con in 471 

Gas companies, on ordinances concerning new p^^ g^^g 

Gas companies, on ordinances concerning new s'&A "s d' 523 

Gas companies, on ordinances concerning new ''• °^ ''Filed TiS 

Gas Inspector, on communication concerning -p^^ ■^^^ 

Gas Inspector, on quarterly report of. p^^' -^^^ 

Gas Inspector, on resolution concerning • ^^'^ ^^ ^^^ 

Gas Inspector, on communication from ^^^' .^ ^.^g 

Gas Inspector, on quarterly report of p^^ ^^^ 

Gas, on ordinance regulating price of. '^^^ ^^ ^gg 

Gas, on ordinance regulating price of. p^^ ^^q 

Gas on Aberdeen street, on petition for Rppnmmitted 494 

Gas on Aberdeen street, on petition for ^^^"°%"^lf 4?J 

Gas on Bunker street, on petition for '^' j^' ^g^ 

Gas on Bunker streeet, on petition for ■' Con in 104 

Gas on Finnell street, on order for p , .^q 

Gas on Park and Warren avenues, on order for ■iJoVnmiii'ittPd 494 

Gas on Park and Warren avenues, on order for ., Sn in 104 

Gas on Stewart avenue, on order for • p • . coo 

Globe Gas Company, on communication from Comptroller concerning Pub 471 

Globe Gas Company, on communication from •"• . ' .»g 

Globe Gas Company, on communication from v p • . otja 

Lamps on Elston, Grove, Rucker and Paulina streets, on order for Pub 471 

Lamps on Kansas street, on order for • ■-RTr-'Ammittfld 494 

Lamps on Kansas street, on order for Sn in 104 

Lamps on Kissam street, on order for p^^" ^^^ -^q^ 

Lamps on North avenue, on petition for p'^ ^^q 

Lamps on Rumsey street, on order for T?«7nmmitted 493 

Lamps on Rumsey street, on order for • Recommittea 4»^ 

Petroleum, on ordinance amending ordinance concerning "•• .^ ^^^ 

Petroleum, on ordinance amending ordinance concerning * , -„„ 

Time-table for lighting street lamps, on order directing Comptroller to prepare Con in 470 

Tunnels, on order relative to closing • 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

„ „ ^ ^.^. ,. Con. in 492 

Boser & Boese, on petition of p^^ 219 

Bridges, on ordinance concerning Filed 262 

Bridges, on ordinance concerning "A' jj^ 219 

Bridge at Nortli avenue, on building p'^j^ 219 

Dredging river, on resolution relative to Filed 262 

Dredging river, on resolution relative to p^j^ ^jr^ 

Lund damages at Erie street bridge Filed 375 

Land damages at Brie street bridge p , .g2 

Land at Erie street bridge, purchase "••* ^^ ^92 

Vansteenberg, J., on petition of. p . 219 

Wahl Bros., on petition of, to build bridge nAn in 229 

Wahl Bros., on petition of, to build bridge ^°°- *" ^" 



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INDEX. XV 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

PAGE. 

Architects, on appointment of. Con. in 319 

Board of Education, on order abolishing 1 Con. in 319 

Board of Health, on ordinance abolishing Con. in 436 

Board of Public Works, on ordinance abolishing Tabled 483 

Brenwald, C, on bond of. Con. in 76 

City Coroner, on ordinance creating oflBceof. Con. in 671 

City Deposits, relative to interest on Pub. 16 

City Deposits, relative to interest on Con. in 39 

City Hall, erection of. Con. in 671 

City Marshal, on ordinance abolishing oflftce of. Pub. 436 

Coal, on ordinance concerning Pub. 53 

Coal, on ordinance concerning Con. in 87 

Compensation of town collectors, fixing Sel. Com. 491 

Commissionaires, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 97 

Commissionaires, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 105 

Contracts, on issuing vouchers on Con. in 133 

Creating certain offices, on ordinance Con. in 671 

Division street, on appropriating money for improvement of. Con. in 320 

Elected officers, on power of Mayor to remove Pub. 468 

Elected officers, on power of Mayor to remove Filed 494 

Election on incorporation, on calling Con. in 35 

Election on incorporation, on printing ballots for Con. in 144 

Election on incorporation, on expense of. Con. in 319 

Election, on resolution concerning charter Con. in 436 

Election for Mayor, on resolution calling Pub. 632 

Election f:r Mayor, on petition for ^ Filed 637 

Exposition building, on use of. Con. in 63 

Johnson, Miss F. E., on petition of. Con. in 35 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, on ordinance concernitig Con. in 494 

Fiscal year, on ordinance fixing • Con. in 468 

Franklin street, on petition for opening Pub. 671 

French Aid Society, on petition of. Con. in 436 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on construction of. Pub. 67 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on construction of Filed 81 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on settlement for Tabled 112 

Hatch, T. C, on bond of. Con. in 435 

Health Department, on ordinance creating Con. in 671 

Improvement of streets by private contract, on .Con. in 319 

Improvement of streets by private contract, on Con. in 320 

Incorporation act, on publishing Con. in 144 

Kuehn, Aug., on bond of. • Con. in 144 

Lake front, on sale of. Con. in 671 

Loveless, B.,on bond of. • Con in 144 

Metropolitan Railway Co., on resolution concerning Pub. 393 

Metropolitan Railway Co., on resolution concerning Con. in 404 

Oleson, C. H., on bond of. Con. m 435 

Ordinances, on revising Con. in 436 

Ordinances, on appointments to revise Con. in 436 

Ordinances, on revising • ....Pub. 671 

Pardee, Theron,on petition of. Con. in 133 

Pardee, Theron, on petition of. ....Pub. 320 

Pardee. Theron, on petition of Con. m 362 

Perring, J. on bond of Con. m 435 

Police bailifi's, on ordinance concerning ....Pub. 468 

Police bailifi's, on ordinance concerning Con. in 493 

Police justices, on ordinance concerning ....Pub. 468 

Police Justices, on ordinance concerning Con. m 494 

Printing, concerning city Con. in 320 

Printing, on resolution relative to city ^..Pub. 320 

Printing, on resolution relative to city Con. in 375 

Privy vaults, relative to cleaning Con. in 393 

Privy vaults, on ordinance to regulate cleaning of. '. Con. in 436 

Privy vaults, on ordinance to regulate cleaning of. Con. in 462 

Redistricting city, on • ....Pub. 436 

Redistricting city, on .Con. in 462 

Registration of births, on ordinance concerning Con. m 671 

Removal of obstructions from intersection of Eighteenth street and Canalport avenue, on Con. in 491 

Removal of obstructions from intersection of Eighteenth street and Canalport avenue, on Con. m 671 

Sangamon street, on condition of pavement on Con. in 468 

Schneider, Aug., on bond of ^o?,- 1^ °l 

Scully, Martin, on removal of. :I.]^^- ^^^ 

Scully, Martin, on removal of. •••*"?<^ ]^^ 

Siever,Aug.,onbondof. Con. in 435 

Slaughtering and rendering, on ordinance regulating. Con. m b/i 

Special assessments, on ordinance concerning *^°^- V^ jti. 

Special asaessmenta, on order concerning • ....fuD. 4do 

Special assessments, on order concerning ^°^- P *°^ 

StreetB, on ordinance concerning y,"°- P *^° 

Stl-oof /»o>.ti nn i\fr\irkaT\i^a rTkint^ar-nincr onrrvincr nflRBfinfffirS On OOU. lU 



Street cars, on ordinance concerning carrying passengers on "^w"- "» 53 

Summerfield, John, on appointment of ....fuD. i^ 

Summerfield, John, on appointment of. y°^- ]^ t^' 

Tax commissioner, on abolishing office concerning ^^^- ^° *^° 



XVI INDEX 



Pub. 468 



Telegraph department, on ordinance creating ■•••■ Qq^ in 671 

Van Steenberg & Co., on petition of .'.'."."!.'...... Con. in 435 

Vonte, W. F., on bond of. ■*" Con. in 406 

Walker, J. B., on appointment of. •• Pub. 671 

Woodbridge, John, on appointment of. • 



On petition of James Hamilton for rebate, 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Corp. Counsel 114 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

. ^ , . , Con. in 219 

Appointment of Adam Beresford, as assistant weigher , ^^^ j^ 439 

Appointment of Fred. Beyer, as assistant weigher„ Q^n. in 322 

Appointment of Geo. Eberhardt, as assistant weigher ^.^^ 1^ 492 

Appointment of F. Good elius as assistant weigher Con. in 218 

Appointment of F. Homan as assistant weigher • q^^ jn 226 

Appointment of S. Jacobs as assistant weigher.. p^^g II4 

Appointment of Aug. Koehn as assistant weigher q^^ j^ 124 

Appointment of Aug. Koehn as assistant weigher p^^, ^ 

Appointment of B. Loveless as assistant weigher q^^ jn j^24 

Appointment of B. Loveless as assistant weigher. Qon_ j^ 219 

Appointment of Lowell Moody as assistant weigher q^^ in 4^2 

Appointment of C. Oleson as assistant weigher^ Qpn in 4j^2 

Appointment of J. G. Perring as assistant weigher _ (.^n. in 218 

Appointment of C. M. Keynolds as assistant weigher ^^^ .^ 54 

Appointment of Aug. Schneider as assistant weigher ^^^ in 411 

Appointment of Aug. Siebel as assistant weigher Con. in 218 

Appointment of Fritz Sprang as assistant weighei\. ^^^^ ^^ 219 

Appointment of Herman Stieffer as assistant weigher ^^^^ i^ 439 

App intment of M. J Van Olinda as assistant weigher ^^^ .^ 4;^2 

Appointment of T. T. Vouke as assistant weigher. q^^ in 219 

Appointment of Wm. Williams as assistant weigher '.'.'.'".'."'.'.'.' Pub. 46 

Brenwald, C, on petition of Con. in 62 

Brenwald, C, on petition of • Pub. 45 

Coal, on amending ordinance concerning Qon. in 61 

Coal, on amending ordinance concerning Qon. in 31 

Hay, on amending ordinance concerning '"VVHA'-A'fnr "'.'. Con. in .54 

Hay scales at corner Webster and Grand avenues, on petition for ••••••• p^^ 322 

Miik cans, on sealing Con. in 351 

Milk cans, on sealing •- • Pub. 439 

Milk Inspector, on ordinance creating oftice ot Recommitted 476 

Milk Inspector, on ordinance creating office of. Pnlj_ 53^ 

Milk Inspector, on ordinance creating office of _"••_•" Recommitted 554 

Milk Inspector, on ordinance creating office of ,....[.,... Pub. 646 

Milk, regulating sale of 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

_ - Pub. 411 

City Coroner, on ordinance creating office of. Recommitted 462 

City Coroner, on ordinance creating office of. Qon. in 411 

Crowley, J. J., on appointment of. Pub. 321 

Dunlap, Geo. L., on appointment of. Con. in 333 

Dunlap, Geo. L., on appointment of. Pub. 470 

Goodell, R. E., on appointment of. Post. 475 

Goodell, R. E., on appointment of Con. in 483 

Goodell, R. E., on appointment of. Con. in 563 

Mannheimor, M., on appointment of. Pub. 135 

Night scavenger work, concerning contract for Recommitted 158 

Night scavenger work, concerning contract for y^^^ -,9^ 

Night scavenger work, concerning contract for Con. in 195 

Night scavenger work, concerning contract for •• • Con. in 439 

O'Brien, L., on appointment of. "' pub. 251 

Police Department, on creating •" Con. in 262 

Police Department, on creating 



INDEX. XVII 

PAGE. 

Police Department, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 321 

Police Department, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 333 

Police Department, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 369 

Police Department, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 375 

Police, concerning duties of. Pub. 531 

Scully, Martin, on removal of. Pub. 411 

Scully, Martin, on removal of. Con. in 462 

Sidewalks, on cleaning Pub. 54 

Sidewalks, on cleaning Con. in 66 

Uniforms, on procuring Con. in 531 

Uniforms, concerning Con. in 531 

Vehicles, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 531 

Vehicles, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 646 



COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

On bids for printing council proceedings Pub. 491 

On printing in German language Pub. 532 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Bailey, M. B., on appointment of. ....Pub. 251 

Bailey, M. B., on appointment of. Con. m 262 

City Hall, on constructing Pab- 73 

City Hall, on constructing Eecommitted 87 

City Hall, on resolution concerning Con. m 104 

City Hall, on constructing •" Pub- 105 

City Hall, on constructing Recommitted 118 

aty Hall, on constructing •• :•• 165 

City Hall, on constructing ^on. in 189 

City Hall, on constructing • :^ub- 244 

City Hall, on constructing ...Filed 375 

City Hall, plans concerning Con. m 492 

City Hall, plans concerning V;"i w" t«n 

City Hall, plans concerning ^- l^W. 509 

City Hall, architect, on appointment of. ^uo- 12» 

City Hall, architect, on appointment of. Filed 189 

City Hall, architect, on appointment of. ....Pub. 338 

City Hall, architect, on appointment of. Con. in 351 

City Hall, annulling all previous action concerning Pub. 325 

City Hall, annulling all previous action concerning Con. in 350 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning Pub. 164 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning Recommitttd 190 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning ....Pub. 199 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning Con. in 222 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning .......Pub. 363 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning Sel. Com. 385 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning „..Pub. 492 

Inspection of Buildings, on ordinance concerning Con. in 586 

Sectional street guide, on Cob. in 493 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

Baltimore & Ohio B. R., on permitting, to use Exposition building Con. in 76 

Baltimore & Ohio R. B., on permitting, to use Exposition building Con. in 319 

Chapin, E. H., on petition of. Con. m 113 

Chicago & Englewood Horse Railway, on ordinance concerning ....fuD. bZi 

Chicago, Millington & Western Railway, on petition of. Con. in 628 

Chicago Plate & Bar Mill Co., on removing track of. ••• ^"b- 113 

Chicago Plate & Bar Mill Co., on removing track of Recommitted 158 

Chicago Plate & Bar Mill Co., on removing track of. -5 ud. dia 

Chicago Plate & Bar Mill Co., on removing track of *"ea 4b/ 

Chicago & Southern R. R., on ordinance concerning ....Fub. 4rf 

Chicago & Southern R. R., on ordinance concerning con. in Oi 

Chicago & Southern R. R., on petition of Con. m 7b 

Chicago & Southern R. R., on ordinance concerning *^ud. so 



XVIII INDEX. 



PAGE. 



Con. in 106 

Chicago & Southern R. K., on ordinance concerning..... -p^^ ^3^ 

Chicaio & South Atlantic R. R., on ordinance concerning •••■■ ^ ^ ^^^ 

Chicaio & South Atlantic R. R., on ordinance concerning - ' p^^ ggg 

Garden Citv Railway Co., on ordinance concerning " • ^^^ .^ 215 

Gates, P. W., on petition of. pub. 528 

Gates, P. W., on petition of. '-"'J""V. IZ^i^^ Pub. 76 

Horse Railroads, on validity of sect on 9 of ordinance concerning y::;;;;:.:.".::: ... Con. in 86 

Horse Railroads, on validity of section 9 of o^,*?^^^"^ ^^^°°/^^^^^^^^ Pub. 133 

Horse Railroads, on amending section 9 of ordinance concermng ■•■- • ..Recommitted 198 

Horse Railroads, on amending section 9 of ordinance concei^nmg. 3^^ 

Horse Railroads, on amending section 9 of ordinance concerning _ .^ 3^^ 

Horse Railroads, on amending section 9 of ordinance conce n ng. ^^g 

Horse Railroads, on amending section 9 of ordinance conceimng 

Horse Railroads, on amending section 9 of ordinance concerning ■■■ ^^^ .^ ^^^ 

Horse Railroad on Blue Island ave........ •■-•■• -p^^ 132 

Horse Railway on Lake street and West Indiana stieet - Eecommitted 151 

Horse Railway on Lake street and West Indiana street ^^^^ .^ 3^g 

Horse Railway on West Indiana street q^^^ j^ yj 

Horse Railway on West North avenue... -p^^ 528 

Horse Railway on Osden avenue .' •; ••. ••••• Pulj, 76 

Horse Railway on Wabash avenue, on repealing ordinance for ••■••••••••• ^^^ .^ ^^ 

Horse Railway on Wabash avenue, on repealing oidmance for p^^ ^3^ 

Horse Railway on North Wells street • (.^^^ ^^ 147 

Horse Railway on North Wells street • Qo^. in 130 

McKichan & Co., on petition of. • Con. in 215 

McKichan & Co., on petition of. ••. :"""";V;"' I'ub. 130 

Metropolitan Horse Railroad Co., on ordinance ^°'?.«'™^°g-"-;::":-- i Pub. 467 

Metropolitan Horse Railroad Co., on amending ordinance concerning Recommitted 493 

Metropolitan Horse Railroad Co., on amending ordinance couce n ng ^29 

Metrotolitan Horse Railroad Co., on amending ordinance conceinmg p^^_ ^29 

Metropolitan Horse Railroad Co., on ^^^'>^''^'''%''ZZ2^^i■-^^^ S. & A., 3 Div. 35 

Railroads, on ordinance amending section 11, chaptei 41, of ordinance concerning.. ]...ipnb. 96 

Railroad track on Clark street, removal of...... q^^j ^^ 123 

Railroad track on Clark street, on remova ot. q^^_ ^^ 215 

Railroad track on Clark street, on remova ot. Con. in 671 

Railroad track on Clark street, on removal ot ••- • p^^^ 130 

Shedd & Co., on petition of Recommitted 157 

Shedd & Co., on petition of. ■" Pub. 164 

Shedd & Co., on petition of ' _'" Con. in 228 

Shedd & Co., on petition of _• •• ___ Pub. 113 

Street cars, on ordinance regulating running ot. q^^^ in I23 

Street cars, on ordinance regulating running ot q^^ j^ 670 

Street cars, on communication concerning ""'.'.'.'.".!",.!....'. Con. in 106 

Viaducts, on erection of. •• Pub, 76 

Viaduct on N. Carpenter street, on constructing Con. in 87 

Viaduct on N. Carpenter street, on constructing p,^l3_ 96 

Viaduct' on Milwaukee avenue, on constructing — • Con. in 113 

Viaduct on Milwaukee avenue, on constructing " pyi,^ 43 

Viaduct on Sangamon street, on constructing Con. in 61 

Viaduct on Sangamon street, on constructing Pub. 132 

Viaduct on Sangamon street, on constructing " p^ed 151 

Viaduct on Sangamon street, on constructing 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 

Pub 97 

Appraisers of School Lands, on appointing j<iled 106 

Appraisers of School Lands, on appointing..... ■■;""■;";"" Con. in 80 

Appraisal of school land, on ordinance repealing ordinance concerning p^^ ^3^ 

Appraisal of school land, concerning - yiled 158 

Appraisal of school land, concerning..... .••■ Filed 306 

Board of Education, concerning appointments to p^^ 68 

English, W. J., on appointment of.... '.".......'.. Con. in 81 

English, W. J., on appointment of. ■" Qqu. jq 459 

Loewonthal, B.,on appointment of. Pub. 53 

Road in Lake View, on dedicating land for qq„ in 66 

Koad in Lake View, on dedicating land for '.'.'.'.'.'..'. Con. in 80 

School accommodations in N. !>•■••;■••••••••••:•"■•••:•••••; '.'"".' Con. in 216 

School accommodations south of West Twelfth street • B. of E. 113 

School site on Arthington street, on purchase of Pub 134 

School site on Cleaver street, on purchase of. Qo^^ in 149 

School site on Cleaver street, on purchase of Pub_ 215 

School Kite on Eda street, on purchase of. Qon. in 262 

School site on Eda street, on purchase of p„b. 320 

School site on Eda street, on purchase of. Con. in 361 

School site on Eda street, on purchase of.... Con. in 44 

School site on Gilpin place, on purchase of Pub. 133 

School Bite on Hermitage avenue, on purchase of B ^f K 148 

School site on Hermitage avenue, on purchase of. - ^^^^ 215 

School site on Hermitage avenue, on purchase ot 



INDEX. XIX 

PAGE. 

School site on Hprmitage avenue, on purchase of. Con. in 262 

School site on Hermitage avenue, on purchase of. Filed 301 

School site on Hermitage avenue, on purchase of. Con. in 393 

School site on Lime street, on purchase of Pub. 530 

School site on Lime street, on purchase of ; Con. in 647 

School site on Lincoln street, on purchase of. Pub. 97 

School site on Lincoln street, on purchase of Con. in 123 

School site on Paiilma street, on purchase of Con. in 301 

School site on Throop street, on purchase of Pub. 469 

School site on Throop street, on purchase of. Con. in 476 

School site on Thirty-fifth aucl Wallace streets, on purchase of Con. in 80 

School site on "Wallace street, on purchase of. B. of B. 216 

School site on Wabash avenue, on purchase of. Pub. 97 

School site on Wabash avenue, on purchase of B. of E. 106 

School site on Wood street, on purchase of. Pub. 44 

School site on Wood street, on purchase of ■ B. of E. 61 

School site on Wood street, on purchase of Reconsid. 62 

School site on Wood street, on purchase of B. of E. 66 

School site on Wood street, on purchase of Pub. 530 

School site on Wood sti-eet, on purchase of Con. in 564 

Teachers, concerning employment of non-resident Pub. 253 

Teachers, concerning employment of non-resident .....: Tabled 362 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

FuUerton avenue conduit, on completing Con. in 379 

Grade on North avenue, on raising Con. in 261 

Opening Church street, on petition for Pub. 80 

Opening Church street, on petition for • Con. in 87 

Opening Robert street, on petition for ...Pub. 530 

Paving North Halsted street, on petition for Con. in 530 

Paving Sedgwick street, by private contract, on ;"P"}^- ^*^^ 

Paving White street, on remonstrance against Con. in 226 

Removal of lumberfrom Carroll street Con. in 185 

Removal of obstructions from West Pearson street Con. in 226 

Ritchie place, on naming. Con. in 411 

Sidewalk space on Rush street, establishing , ....Pub. 136 

Sidewalk space on Rush street, establishing • Con. in 157 

Sidewalk space on Ontario street, on widening ; ■ Con. m 226 

Sidewalk space on Ontario street, on widening Con. in 530 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

Alley, lot 4, block 3, Ellis' West Addition, on opening Pub. 184 

Alley, lot 4, block 3, Ellis' West Addition, on repealing ordinance for opening Con. in 562 

Alley, lots 22 and 26, Ellis' Addition, on extending Puh. 184 

Alley, lots 22 and 26, Ellis' Addition, on extending Con. in 198 

Alley, south of Thirty-seventh street, between Vincennes and Stanton, on opening Con. in 102 

Alley, from Twenty-sixth to Twenty-ninth streets, between Calumet and Prairie avenues, on repealing or- 
dinance for opening Vuh. 44 

Alley, from Twenty-sixth to Twenty -ninth streets, between Calumet and Prairie avenues, on repealing or- 
dinance for opening ^r^' ^' ^il 

Alley, from Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth streets, between Wabash and Michigan avenues, on opening Oon. in 411 

Archer avenue, on paving by private contract Con. in 673 

Arnold street, on changing name of Con. m 491 

Bisseil & Hurlbut, on petition of •,-V;"";^^- " iVk 

Bissell & Hurlbut, on petition of. fe- & A 3 Div. 575 

Bridge at Laurel street, on lowering Con. in Alb 

Buttei-field street, Thirty-third to Thirty-fifth streets, on opening Con. m 3^0 

Calumet avenue, on opening ....Pub. 469 

Calumet avenue, on opening. '^o"- ^" J^* 

Cattle, on ordinance regulating driving of. ....luD. ^bJ 

Cattle, on ordinance regulating driving of Coii. in 494 

Chicago and Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, on ordinance concerning ....i uU. /44 

Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, on ordinance conceriung Con. in ,jlb 

Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, on ordinance concerning Pub. 437 

Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, on ordinance concerning Kccommitted 4fal 

Chicago & Englewood Horse and Dummy Railroad, on ordinance concerning tub. 530 

Chicago & South Atlantic R. R., on ordinance concerning ■• Pub- All 

Chicago & South Atlantic R. R., on ordinance concerning Kecommitted dbz 



Citizens' Railway Co., on ordinance concerning.. 
Citizens' Railway Co., on ordinance concerning.. 
Citizens' Railway Co., on ordinance concerning. 



.Recommitted 461 
Pub. 630 



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INDEX. 



Clark street, on paving, by private contract T}«nmmitted 66 

Fifth avenue from Taylor street to Twelfth street, on opening Becommittea b6 

Fifth avenue from Taylor street to Twelfth street, on opening Onn iti 144 

Fifth avenue from Taylor street to Twelfth street, on opening ^^^- .^ ^^^ 

Fifth avenue, on petition for sidewalk on ^^^" .^ -^^^^ 

Fontaine street, on vacation of ....•• p^^ 5g2 

Healey slough, on repealing ordinance for dredging • p^^^- ^g^ 

Healey slough, on ordinance for filling ..........Pub. 184 

Johnson avenue, on vacating ....Con. in 198 

Johnson avenue, on vacating ............Pub. 97 

Logan street, on opening ...........Con. in 106 

Lo^an street, on opening ; ; n ' :„ tgo 

Michigan avenue, Thirtieth to Thirty-fifth streets, on improving Pub 320 

Prairie avenue by private contract, on paving '^^^ .^ ^^^ 

Prairie avenue by private contract, on paving ^^^' .^ 216 

Quarry street, on cindering - p'y^ ^34 

Railroad track on Clark street, on removing Eecoramitted 375 

Railroad track on Clark street, on removing „Pub. 134 

Stewart avenue, on improving q^^ -j^ -j^^>j 

Stewart avenue, on improving Con in 102 

Thirty-seventh street, on opening '. q^^' ^^ r,^^ 

Thirty-ninth street, on widening q^^' Jj^ ^q^ 

Twenty-fifth street, on improvement of. ^^^^- ^^ -^^ 

Wabash avenue, on ordinance for railway on • ; p^^ 32i 

Wabash avenue, on paving, by private contract '^^^ ^^ 3g2 

Wabash avenue, on paving, by private contract p^^ 32i 

Wabash avenue, on widening roadway on •^" j^j 3g2 

Wabash avenue, on widening roadway on < 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

.„, Con. in 114 

Cindering Elston avenue, on ..Con. in 673 

Cox street, on changing name of....i !.!."!! Con! in 30 

Depot place, on changing name of - •• .....■.••• • _„ 

Fire alarm box on corner California avenue and West Van Buren street, on order tor ^on.jn b7d 

Honore street, on changing name of •• p^j^' 44. 

Horse Railway on West Indiana street, on ordinance for ^ -^- ^^^-^ 

Horse Railway on West Indiana street, on ordinance for p^^j^" ^iq 

Horse Railway on Milwaukee avenue, on ordinance for Filed 375 

Horse Railway on Milwaukee avenue, on ordinance for p^^^ 3q 

Horse Railway on West North avenue, on ordinance for •j,^^^^^ gg 

Horse Railway on West North avenue, on ordinance for ^^^ .^ 53 

Horse Railway on West North avenue, on ordinance for p^^ ^^3 

Horse Railway on West North avenue, on ordinance tor '^^^ ^^ ^^3 

Horse Railway on West North avenue, on ordinance tor p^^^ 393 

Horse Railway on Ogden avenue, on ordinance for ••^t,-^jj ^^ g-jg 

Horse Railway on Ogden avenue, on ordinance for .Pub. 673 

Horse Railway on Ogden avenue, on ordinance for '^^^ ^^ ^q^ 

Improvement of Jefferson street, on remonstrance against .......piib. 218 

Improvement of Madison street, on .".'.'.'.Con. iii 262 

Improvement of Madison street, on • "..".Con. in 30 

Improvement of Western avenue, on p'^^j 2I8 

Improvement of Western avenue, on resolution for "Oin. in 262 

Improvement of Western avenue, on resolution for , ......Piib. 672 

Irving place, on changing name of. ...,!!Con. in 216 

Kissam street, on changing name of. 'q^jj'^ jj^ 5g2 

Lumber street, on removing obstructions from !!... Filed 375 

Opening alley B. :i2, S. S. Add., on ' !*,*Con. in 672 

Opening Congress street, on petition for !!!!!Con. in 672 

Opening Congress street, on petition for .!!!.... ...Pub. 164 

Opening Milwaukee avenue, on ...........Con. in 198 

Opening Milwaukee avenue, on.... '."..!!!con. in 103 

Opening Seymour street, on petition for q^^ jj^ 5g2 

Opening street near Western avenue, &c., on q^^' ^^ 53^ 

Opening Walnut street, on petition for •; q^^^' jj^ ^§3 

Paving Chicago avenue, by private contract, on ^^^'^ ^^ 217 

Paving Cornell street, by private contract, on p'^^^ gY2 

Pav 'ng Fulton street, by private contract, on p^j^' gy2 

Paving West I'olk street, by private contract, on p^^^* 321 

Paving Union Park pbice, on remonstrance against '^^^^ ^^ 3g3 

Paving Union Park place, on remonstrance against ......Pub. 383 

Pound Limits, on <xt("nding ...!!con. in 391 

Pound Limits, on extending q^i^ jjj g^s 

Sewers in Sixth Ward, on cost of. q^^^^' j^ gY2 

Sidewalk on West Twelfth street, on petition for g p \^^ q^j^. 

Sidewalk space on Robey street, on changing ..Pub". 216 

Street Sprinkling, on ordinance regulating ^^^ j^ 228 

Street Sprinkling, on ordinance regulating p^^ ^g 

Vacating alley, B. 12 Harding's Sub., on 



INCEX. XXI 



PAGE. 



Vacating alley, B. 12 Harding's Sub., on Con. in 35 

Vacating alley, lot 2, B. 14, Sec. 21, on Pub. 103 

Vacating alley, lot 2, B. 14, Sec. 21, on (Jon. in 217 

Vacating alley, lot 2, Travers' Sub., Sec. 23 Pub. 103 

Vacating alley, lot 2, Travers' Sub., Sec. 23 Con. in 123 

Vacating Lumber street, on Pub. 563 

Vacating Seymour street, on Pub. 16 

Vacating Seymour street, on Recommitted 36 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Dumping ground for manure, on procuring — Pub. 470 

Dumping ground for manure, on procuring Con. in 494 

Exposition Building, on leasing Pub. 531 

Paik lawns, regulating use of. Pub. 218 

Park lawns, regulating use of. Con. in 300 

Sale of " Long John " lot Eecommitted 53 

Sale of " Long John " lot Pub. 103 

Sale of "Long John" lot Con. in 124 

Sale of reservoir lot on Chicago avenue Pub. 103 

Sale of reservoir lot on Chicago avenue Eecommitted 124 

Sale of lot on Huron street Pub. 103 

Sale of lot on Huron street Con. in 125 

Sale of lot corner Washington and Franklin streets Pub. 200 

Sale of lot corner Washington and Franklin streets Tabled 391 

Sale of land on North avenue, near Lincoln Park Pub. 103 

Sale of land on North avenue, near Lincoln Park Con. in 124 

Street ends, on leasing Pub. 438 

Street ends, on leasing Con. in 564 

Street sweeping, on order relative to Pub. 469 

Street sweeping, on order relative to Con. in 483 



COMMON COUNCIL. 

Rules and Order of Business Adopted 2 

Eules and Order of Business Adopted 161 

Standing Committees Appointed 9 



COUNCIL MEETINGS. 

Regular meeting, December 7, 1874 1 

Regular meeting, December 14, 1874 9 

Regular meeting, December 21, 1874 21 

Regular meeting, December 28, 1874 29 

Regular meeting, January 4,1875 33 

Regular meeting, January 11,1875 37 

Regular meeting, January 18,1875 41 

Regular meeting, January 25,1875 49 

Regular meeting, February 1, 1875 57 

Regular meeting, February 8, 1875 65 

Regular meeting, February 15, 1875 73 

Regular meeting, February 22, 1875 77 

Regular meeting, March 1, 1875 79 

Regular meeting, March 8, 1875 85 

Regular meeting, March 15, 1875 93 

Regular meeting, March 22, 1875 101 

Regular meeting, March 29, 1875 109 

Regular meeting, April 5, 1875 117 

Regular meeting, April 12, 1875 121 

Special meeting, April 16, 1875 129 

Regular meeting, April 19, 1875 141 

Regular meeting, April 26, 1875 145 

Adjourned regular meeting, April 30, 1875 149 

Regular meeting. May 3, 1875 152 

Adjourned regular meeting. May 6, 1875 157 

Regular meeting, May 10, 1875 161 



XXII 



1N1)EX. 



Special meeting, May 15, 1875 

Regular meeting, May 17, 1875 

Special meeting, May 19, 1875 ___ 

Regular meeting, May 24, 187o 

Regular meeting. May 31, 1875 ......••• 

Adjourned regular meeting, June 3, 187o 

Regular meeting, June 7, 187o :""ic7V^ 

Adjourned regular meeting, June 10, 187>) _ 

Regular meeting, June U, 18J5............... •■ 

Adjourned regular meeting, June 15, 1875. 

Adjourned regular meeting, June 17, 1875 

Adjourned regular meeting June 19, 1875 ■•• • 

Regular meeting, June 21,1875................ 

Adjourned regular meeting, June 23, 187o 

Adjourned regular meeting, June 25, 1575 

Special meeting, June 28, 1875 ••••••"j:"-":.Vf^":;;V"r""m"'" 

rai2"riSla-3S£:^S;fsS:?;?ro.clS?:» 

Special meeting, July 6. 1875.. ■ 

Special meeting, July 10, 1875.. 

Regular meeting, July 12, 1875 

Special meeting, July 1M875-: " ,.. 

Regular meeting, July 19, ISJO"............. 

Adjourned regular meeting, July 21, 1875 

Regular meeting, July 26 1876 _ 

Special meeting, July 30, 187^ • _ _ 

Regular meeting, August 2, 1875 • 

Special meeting, August 4, 1875 

Special meeting, August 7 187o •■-•; 

Regular meeting, August 9, 1875.................. 

Adjourned regular meeting August 12, 18^^ 

Regular meeting, August 16, If 5 •- •••—•_ 

Regular meeting, September 13, 1875 

Regular meeting, September 20, 1875................ 

Adfourned regular meeting, Sept«^ber 24, 187o ..■._•• 

Regular meeting, September 27, 1875 

Special meeting, September 29, 187o 

Regular meeting, October 4 187o 

Regular meeting, October 11, 187o_. - • 

Regular meeting, October 18, 1870 ••••• 

Regular meeting, October 2o, 1875 

Regular meeting, November 1, 1875_ 

Regular meeting, November 8, 187o 

Regular meeting, November 15, 187o •••-• 

Regular meeting, November 22, 1870............... 

Adjourned regular meeting, November 26, 1875 •• 

Regular meeting, November 29 1875 __ 

Special meeting, December 1, 1875^ • " 

Regular meeting, December 6. 1875... 

Regular meeting, December 13, 1875 

Regular meeting, Decenaber 20 1875 ••••••■ 

Special meeting, December 23, 187o.. 

Regular meeting, December 27 1875 _ 

Regular meeting, .January 2, 1876.. ••- 

Regular meeting, JanuaiT 10, 1876 

Specialmeeting, .January 13,187b 

Regular meeting, January 17, 1876 

Reiular meeting, January 24, 1876 •••••■ 

Regular meeting, January 31, 187b 

Reiular meeting, February 7 1876 ••••• 

Regular meeting, February 14, 1876 

ti"re5r4£r;eSi;Kir5iriS"aTSo„= 

Regular meeting, February 28, 1876......... 

Adjourned regular meeting, March 1,1876 • 

Adjourned regular meeting March 2, 1876 

Regular meeting, March b, loJ^-i-'-ioVA 

Adjourned regular meeting, March 7, 187G. 

Adjourned regular meeting March 8, 1876 ;::;:::;::... 

Special meeting, Maixh 10, 187b 

Regular meeting, March 13, If^b.^...........- 

Adjourned reguhir meeting, March 14, 1870 

Ad uurned regular meeting, March la, 1876 

Ad ourned regular meeting, March U., 187b ■■•-■■•-• 

Regular meeting, March 20, l^^G........--"--- 

Adjourned legubr meeting March 22, 187b ...-■••.-- 

Special meeting, Mirch 24 187b ••• 

Regular meeting, March 27, 187b 

Regular meeting, Apr. 3 1 b7b •••••••• 

Regular meeting, April 10, l*f*^-:: ••••••■••:•• 

Adj;.urned regular meeting Apnl 14, 1876 •• 

Regular meeting, April 17, 187b 



PA»E. 
... 169 
... 181 
... 189 
... 193 
... 197 
... 201 
... 205 
... 221 
.... 225 
... 231 



237 

241 

249 

251 

257 

265 

269 
, 273 
, 277 
, 289 
. 293 
, 295 
. 305 
. 309 
. 313 
. 317 
. 325 
. 329 
. 337 
. 341 
. 349 
. 361 
,. 373 
.. 377 
.. 381 
.. 385 
.. 389 
.. 397 
.. 401 
.. 409 
.. 417 
,.. 419 
.. 421 
... 423 
... 433 
... 441 
... 449 
... 457 
... 461 
... 465 
... 473 
... 481 
... 485 
... 489 
.... 497 
.... 501 
.... 509 
.... 513 
.... 521 
.... 525 
.... 537 
.... 541 
.... 557 
.... 565 
.... 569 
.... 573 
.... 575 

579 

581 

585 

589 

593 

597 

601 

605 

609 

613 

, 617 

621 

633 

637 

641 

645 

649 

653 



INDEX. xxm 



PAGE. 



Adjourned regular meeting, April 20, 1876 657 

Regular meeting, April 24, 1876 661 

Adjourned regular meeting, April 25, 1876 663 

Adjourned regular meeting, April 28, 1876 665 

Regular meeting, May 1, 1876 677 



COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION. 

Canvass returns of special election, on right to Filed 153 

Qty Hall, concerning erection of. Pub. 93 

City Hall, concerning erection of • Filed 106 

Clerks required in Law Department Finance 259 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on contract for Pub. 11 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on contract for Jud. 35 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on contract for Pub. 201 

Fullerton avenue conduit, on contract for Con. in 221 

Gas companies, on ordinance for new Pub. 502 

Horse railwaj% on validity of ordinance concerning R. R. 40 

Horse railway, on validity of ordinance concerning Pub. 93 

Horse railway, on validity of ordinance concerning Filed 106 

OflBcers to be elected at first election under new charter Pub. and Filed 442 

Opening of Franklin street , Pub. and Finance 122 

Pardee, Theron, on petition of. Jud. 259 

Paving sti-eets by private contract Pub. and Jud. 121 



DIRECTORS OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Annual report Pub. and Filed 206 

Communication Finance 23 



ELECTIONS. 

Appointment of judges and clerks for Special Election, April 23, 1875 130 

Appointment of judges and clerks for city election 629 

Appointment of judges and clerks for city election 650 

Brenwald, Caspar, Asst. Weigher 62 

Election districts, dividing city into 627 

Election on incorporating under general law 147 

Election on incorporating under general law 151 

Election on incorporating under general law,abstract of votes cast at 154 

Election of city ofBcers, April 18, 1876 629 

Election of city oflScers, April 18, 1876, abstract of votes cast at 679 

Election for Mayor, calling special Pub. 632 

Election for Mayor, calling special ..Lost 637 

Koehn, Aug., Asst. Weigher 124 

Loveless, B., Asst. Weigher 124 

Presiding oflBcer of Council • 1 

Schneider, Aug., Asst. Weigher 54 

Smith, Frank, Asst. Weigher • 62 

Tilley, Thos., architect for city hall 351 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

LAMP POSTS. 

Ada street, from Carroll street to Arbor place Approved .373 

Aldine square " 161 

Archer avenue, from Halsted street to the river .,. " 459 

Artesian avenue, from Lake street to Kinzie street.. *' 382 

Ashley street, from Lincoln street to Robey street " 383 

Ashland avenue, from Blue Island avenue to 800 feet south " 564 

Ashland avenue, from Blue Island avenue to 800 feet south Table temp. 482 






XXIV "i>^x- 

PAGE. 

Approved 161 

Blackhawk street, from Sedgwick street to Larabee street i'::::::::;:::;:;;"/;//™'.'.'.'. " *27 

Bremer street, from Hobbie street to Division street . 297 

Ppn^e street from Burling street to Fremont street " 404 

Charles Place from Fifth avenue to Franklin street • - 162 

Church street/from Blackhawk street to North avenue TZ: :Z " 297 

rrv^fmirne avenue from North avenue to Willow street .^ 162 

gSX^\S^%hirty-thii^stge^t.^n avenue ...^^ . 297 

DeKalb street, from Hoyne street to Polk street _ 161 

Division stree , from State street to Astor street " 459 

Egan avenue, from Johnson avenue to ^angjey avenue ;:;;:;;;:;;;:::;;:;:::::::: '; 37 

Flston avenue from Division street to Blackhawk street -c 373 

Irie stieet Tom Paulina street to Robey street " 383 

irie tree : from Rucker street to Ashland avenue ::::::::::::::::::::.:.... : 161 

FiiffPnie street from Wells street to Larrabee street.. _ ; '• 297 

Hallted street, from Willow street to Center street. ■;;.;•.::: ; 162 

Halsted street from Center street to Be^^en avenue ;:;;;;::: *27 

TTarri son street from Ashland avenue to 250 feet east 296 

iarSn s reet; froS Marshfield avenne to Paulina street • ••••••••• . 296 

ISo^street from Hoyne stieet to 220 feet west.^^..^^^^^^^^ « 296 

Hermitage avenue, from Van Buren street t^Congies^^ 37 

HermitaSe avenue, from Congress street to Polk street.. ^, 403 

gen?y street, from' Blue Island avenue to Loo^fjt[««t ::::::::.V.:: [[ Jg 

Hills street, from Franklin street to Sedgwick stree^... • 297 

Hoyne strek, from Harrison street to Lexington street ...•-■•• 297 

Hurlbut street, from Sigel street to North avenue. ■ 161 

Hurlbut street, from Eugenie street to Center street , 383 

fndiana street fiom Hoyne street to We^^rnj^^^^^, •;.•;:;.•.:::... *?* 

Irving place, from Polk street to Its western terminus ' 373 

Jackson street, from Hoyne street to I^eavf «t[««^^^^ :;::::;:::: 1 %i 

Jefferson street, from Ewing street to Taylor freet—";^^^^^^^^^ 458 

Johnson place, from northern terminus to Thirty-eighth street. 458 

Johnson place, from Thirty-eighth street to Egan ^^«^"« f 

Kin7if. street from Curtis street to Ashland avenue^ " 435 

£ke Park avenu? from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street ::;;:::::::::::::;:;V.:::: :; 382 

T.eavitt street from Polk street to Taylor street • " 297 

SxiStoirstr'eet, from DeKalb street to Leavitt street ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ;; f^ 

Libert! street, from Stewart avenue to Halsted street 161 

Lincoln place, from Sophia street to Webster avenue • 383 

Lincoln street, from Indiana street to Ashley street.... 30 

Lincoln street from Hubbard street to I'^diana stree^^^^^^^^ Z;:: -• 2% 

McGregor street, from Wentworth aveuue to Butler street 383 

Madison street, from Fifth avenue to Clark street 374 

Madison street, from the bridge to Fifth ^^^f--"-- ;;;;:;;:;;;; ^l 

Marshfield avenue, from Taylor street to Twelfth street .^^^ 383 

Marshfield avenue, from Congress street to Harn son street 373 

Marshfield avenue, from Harrison street to Polk stieet 297 

Mav street, from Indiana street to Erie street.. 382 

Mav street from Chicago avenue to northern terminus " 473 

Si'hgrnavere,fromWty-sixthstre^^^^^^ ::::::::;::::::::::::...:: r ^\ 

Mohawk street, from North avenue to SopWt^t. -• ....-- • 435 

Nineteenth street, from Ashland avenne to Robey street a 373 

Noble street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue , •••• • 373 

Oakley street, from Polk street to Taylor street.. • 296 

Oakley street from Lake street to W^nut street... 373 

O'Brien street, from Union street to Halsted street Z Z. 297 

Ohio street, from Union street to Milwaukee avenue 435 

Ontario street, from Dearborn street to Pine street.... 161 

Orchard street from North avenue to Center avenue............ « 435 

?auHna Sreet ft^m Hinman street to West Eighteenth street ;::::::::::.::::;:::::::::: ;: *03 

Paulina street, from Polk street to Taylor street « 373 

Suiina street from Indiana street to Chicago avenue •.•.•;;.::::■.•.■.:■........ T. 297 

Paulina street, from Harrison street to Polk street < 296 

Polk street from Leavitt street to Oakley street "••"•—'; 161 

??lk e av\nue,™from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street V.V.V.::::.;;:;:.:....... " 297 

Prairie avenue from Thirty-third street to pouglasave ;:;;:::: ' 162 

TiPns street from Larrabee street to Halsted street ■« 403 

Jucker 8treet?Trom Chicago avenne to Milwaukee avenue •.•.•:;::;;;;:::::;.:.::::. Laid ovr 482 

Schiller street, from Clark street to Dearborn street Approved 563 

Schiller street, from Clark street to Dearhorn f re*^*' :;;::;:.V.V:: T. ||| 

Seymour street, from Lake street to Fulton street... « 383 

Seymour street from Fulton street to Kinzie street .^ • " 297 

SgeU^reet, from Sedgwick street to Hurlbut street :::::::::::::. ::.. ^ 296 

«;t^to street from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue " 403 

T?yro?str?,;t%romTh^streettoMa^ i:;:;;:::::::::::::::::::::::::..... ;; f,^ 

TMvlor street from Marshfield avenue to Paulina stieet u i62 

ThSth-th stro^^^^^^^ Michigan avenue to Prairie avenue ^.... u 435 

Thirty-first Btn^^ Groveland Park avenue to Lake Park avenue 



INDEX 



XXV 



Thirty-fourth street, from Vernon avenue to Rhodes avenue 

Tompkins street, from Polk street to Taylor street 

Twenty-first street, from Ashland avenue to Hoyne street.... 

Twenty-second street, from Halsted street to Morgan street... 

Twenty-seventh street, from South Park avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. 

Walton place, from Eush street to Pine street........... 

Washington street, from Staunton avenue to California avenue 

Webster avenue, from Fremont street to Sheffield avenue 

Willow street, from Larrabee street to Sheffield avenue 

Wisconsin street, from Sedgwick street to Larrabee street 

Wood street, from Adams street to Van Buren street 

Woodland Park, on 



.Approved 459 
403 
459 
297 
458 
162 
297 
458 
161 
296 
297 
427 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 

Bryant avenue, from Vincennes avenue to Stanton avenue............. pprove ^^ 

Butterfield street, from Twenty-seventh street to Thirty-first street „ ^g2 

Calumet avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to Thirty-flrst street ,, ^g3 

Center street, from Franklin street to Lincoln avenue „ 22 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street „ ^gg 

Forrest avenue, from Thirty-first street to Douglas avenue „ ^2 

Madison street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street...... .. ^g2 

Prairie avenue, from Thirty-first street to Thirty-third street ,. ^^3 

Taylor street, from Blue Island avenue to Throop street ,, 22 

Twelfth street, from Center avenue to Ashland avenue s, 22 

University place, from Cottage Grove avenue to Rhodes avenue „ ^2 

Union street, from Hubbard street to Ohio street 



SIDEWALKS. 



Armitage road, from Blston avenue to Wood street •• PP 

Ashland avenue, from Thirty-third street to Egan avenue 

Ashland avenue, from Madison street to Indiana street 

Belden avenue, from Ferry street to Racine avenue„.....» T;:;";.":;*,"";;^ 

Calumet avenue, from Douglas avenue to lot 2, block 2, Dyer & Davison s sub 

Cleaver street, from Blackhawk street to Blanche street 

Corwin street, from Moore street to terminus ^ 

Coventry street, from North avenue to Clybourn place 

Dale place, from Twenty -second street to terminus 

Douglas avenue, from South Park avenue to Indiana avenue 

Edgar street, from Wabansia avenue to Bloomingdale avenue 

Ellen street, from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street 

Emily street, from Ashland avenue to Wood street 

Ferdinand street, from Oakley street to Lincoln street 

Fourth avenue, from Harrison street to Twelfth street 

Franklin street, from N. Clark street to Webster avenue.......... 

Genesee street, from Twenty-second street to Twenty-fifth street 

Harrison street from Desplaines street to Center avenue 

Hawthorne avenue, from Larrabee street to North avenue 

Indiana street, from Elizabeth street to Diller street • 

Indiana avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-eighth street 

Lake avenue, from Douglas avenue to Oakwood street 

Lake street, from Falls street to Central Park 

Laurel street, from Thirty-first street to Douglas avenue 

Leavitt street, from Le Moyne street to North avenue '•••• 

Leavitt street, from Twenty-second street to Blue Island avenue 

Lincoln street, from Nineteenth street to Blue Island avenue 

Loomis street, from Polk street to Harrison street 

McEeynolds street, from Paulina street to Wood street • 

Main street, from Archer avenue to Hickory street 

Marshfield avenue, from Congress street to Polk street 

Marshfield avenue, from Taylor street to Twelfth street 

Moore street, from Wood street to Robey street 

Myrtle street, from Birch street to Taylor street 

Noble street, from Bradley street to North avenue •» 

Oak street, from Vincennes avenue to Stanton avenue 

Oakley street, from North avenue to Monroe's Sub 

Oakley street, from Moore street to Blue Island avenue 

Oakley street, from Ohio street to Huron street 

Ogden avenue, from Warren avenue to Madison street 

Ogden avenue, from Douglas Park avenue to Millard avenue 

Ogden avenue, from California avenue to Douglas avenue 

Park avenue, from Falls street to Turner's sub 

Polk street, from Halsted street to Centeravenue 

Robey street, from Nineteenth street to Blue Island avenue 

Robey street, from Madison street to Chicago avenue 

Samuel street, from Chicago avenue to Division street 

Seventeenth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street 

Sholto street, from Harrison street to Gurley street 



434 

482 
427 
427 
482 
426 
389 
427 
474 
427 
427 
382 
29 
382 
427 
426 
427 



389 
389 



434 

382 
427 
382 
382 
474 
382 
426 
382 
382 
42q 
427 
482 
426 
522 
390 
427 
389 
482 
482 
382 
382 



XXVI INDEX. 

PAOE. 

Springer street, from Ullman street to WaterviUe street Approved 473 

Taylor street, from Center avenue to Lytle street. •— „ ^^^ 

Third avenue, from Harrison street to Twelfth street ^^ ^°^ 

Thirtv-third street, from Ullman street to Fox street „ °°^ 

Twelth street, from Western avenue to Calfornia avenue ^, ^^" 

Twenty-first street, from Halsted street to Blue Island avenue ^^ ^°^ 

Twenty-second street, from State street to Clark street ,, *^' 

Twenty-fourth street, from Millard avenue to Genesee avenue ,^ *^o 

Twenty-fourth street, from Millard avenue to Central Park avenue ^^ o^- 

Twenty-fifth street, from Central Park avenue to Genesee avenue..... ^^ *^^ 

Twenty-sixth street, from Cottage Grove avenue to Indiana avenue ^^ ^»» 

Ullman street, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue ,, ^ 

Vernon avenue, from Thirty-third street to Douglas avenue ,^ *^" 

Wabash avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street ,^ ^»» 

Wallace street, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue ^^ 

Warren avenue, from Ashland avenue to Ogden avenue ^^ ^ 

Warren avenue, from Stanton street to California avenue ,^ ^°^ 

Wells street, from Chicago avenue to Division street ,^ ■•'^ 

Wilcox street, from Campbell avenue to California avenue ^^ ?^ 

Wood street, from Thirteenth street to Fifteenth street • ,, 2°^ 

York street, from Ashland avenue to Hermitage avenue 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 

Alleys, B. 1 and 10, Brand's Add, planking.... • • Approved 23 

Alley, Block 7, Sampson & Green's Add., cindering ,^ ^^^ 

Alley, Block 6, Sampson & Green's Add., cindering ^^ ^97 

Alley, B. 58, C. T. Sub., Sec. 21, cimlering •••••• ••••••• •. ■ „ *-' 

Alley between Desplaines street, Halsted street, Monroe street and Adams street, paving. ^ ^^ ^^ 

Alley between Throop street, Loomis street. Twelfth street and Thirteenth place, cindering. d^9 

Allev between Throop street, Loomis street. Thirteenth street and Thirteenth place, cindering 

Archer avenue, from Beers street to a point 448 feet northeast, filling 

Archer avenue, from Halsted street to the river, paving 

Ashland avenue, from Taylor street to the river, fllhng 

Astor street, from Division street to Schiller street, filling _• 

Blue Island avenue, from Fifteenth street to Twenty-second street, paving 

Bryant avenue, in front sundry lots, p iving 

Center street, from Franklin street to Lincoln street, paving: ,^ ^f 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street, paving ,^ ^» 

Chicago avenue, in front Block 3, Bickerdikes Add., paving ^^ ;'» 

Chicago avenue from Wood street to Grand avenue, macadamizing ^^ ^' 

Chicago avenue, in front sundry lots, paving 

Clark street, front B. 124, S. S. Add, paving ■ • 

Clybourne avenue, from North avenue to Willard street, filling ^^ 

Cottage Grove avenue, in front sundry lots in Ellis' Add., paving ^^ ^^^ 

Dearborn street, from Illinois street to Indiana street, paving ^^ *^' 

Deering street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street, filling ^^ ^ 

Division street, from Clark street to Stonestreet, paving ,, ^' 

Eighteenth street, from Throop street to Laflin street, fiUing ^, ^^ 

Eighteenth street, from Canalport avenue to Halsted street, paving ^^ ^* 

Fifteenth street, from Canal street to Jeflerson street, filling ^^ ^^ 

Fifteenth street, from Throop street to Laflin street, filling ^^ "" 

Finnell street, from Archer avenue to Wentworth avenue, filling ^, *^^ 

Fourteenth street, from Stewart avenue to Blue Island avenue, paving ^^ ^-^ 

Fourteenth street, from Loomis street to Laflin street, filling ,^ ^" 

Franklin street, from Monroe street to Adams street, paving ,^ ^^^ 

Fulton street, from Canal street to Elizabeth street, paving ^, ^° 

Haddock place, from Fifth avenue to La Salle street, paving ,^ *^' 

Haddock place, from Clark street to La Salle street, paving ^^ ^0= 

Halsted street, from Division street to Fullerton avenue, filhng ^^ *22 

Halsted street, from the river to Division street, filling ,, "^^ 

Halsted street, from Twenty-second street to Archer avenue, paving ^^ ^^ 

Harrison street, from Laflin street to Ashland avenue, filling ^, ^" 

Hastings street, from Loomis street to Laflin street, filling ,, "" 

Henry street, from Laflin street to Margaret street, filling ,, 

Hills street, in front B. 11, J. R. & S. Add., filling „ ^^ 

Hubbard street, in front of sundry lots, paving • „ *'| 

Jackson street, from Clark street to Fifth avenue, paving „ ^^ 

Jackson street, from Halsted street to Aberdeen street, curbing , °*" 

Jefferson street, from Harrison street to Twelfth street, paving ,^ ^^^ 

Kinzie street, in front of sundry lots, paving „ ^^ 

Lake stroet, from Western avenue to Sec. 12, paving „ „. 

Laflin street, from Thirteenth street to Hastings street, filling „ " 

La Salle stroet, from South Water street to Van Buren street, paving , o^| 

Madison street, in front of sundry lots, paving ., 074. 

Madison street, from C. C. & I. C B. R. to Crawford avenue, gravel ,. "*'* 

Madison street, from Pollock's Sub. west, paving .. ^^ 

Main street, from Archer avenue south, filling „ -u 

Marble place, from Clark street to Dearborn street, paving ., 

Margaret street, from Fourteenth stroet to Henry street, filling ,, 

Michigan avenue, from Thirtieth street to Douglas avenue, gravel ^. ^^* 

Michigan avenue, from Randolph street to Twelfth street, paving 



427 
61 
38 
30 

194 
37 

435 



38 
483 



INDEX. 



XXVIl 



Michigan street, from Clark street to Wells street, paving 

Morgan street, from Randolph street to West Lake street, pavmg 

Sashen street, from Twenty-second street to Archer avenue, filling.. 

Oak street, from Rush street to Pine street, grading • 

Ohio street, in front of sundry lots, paving - 

Ouarrv street, from Archer avenue to Cologne street cindering 

Rebec"ca street, from Morgan street to Laflin street, filling 

Rucker street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue, pavmg 

Rush street, from Chicago avenue to Oakwood s'reet paving... ...... .^..... 

School street, from Desplaines street to E. line B. 1, fe- b- Add., pavmg.. 

Sixteenth street, from Morgan street to Laflin street, filling 

Sixteenth street, from Michigan avenue to Prairie avenue, paving 

State street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue, paving 

Taylor street, from Blue Island avenue to Throop street paving 

Thirteenth place, from Loomis street to Laflin street, filling 

Thirtieth street, from State street to Indiana avenue, paving 

Thirtv-first street, in Sec. 27, paving.^...... • - 

Townsend street, from Oak street to Division street, filhng 

Twelfth street, in front of sundry lots W. D., paving 

Twelfth street, from Center avenue to Ashland avenue, paving..... 

Twenty-fiflh street, from Wabash avenue to Calumet avenue, pavmg.... 

Wabash avenue, in front of sundry lots, paving 

Wabash avenue, in front of sundry lots, paving 

Walton place, from Dearborn street to Pine street, paying 

Washington street, from Leavitt street to Sec. 12, paving 

Wells street, in front of sundry lots, paving • 

White street, from Wells street to Market street, filling 

WilUam street, from Aberdeen street to Center avenue, pavmg 



.Approved 474 
38 
522 
22 
444 
329 
60 
42 
194 
483 
60 
646 
194 
29 
60 
329 
42 
22 
317 
23. 
427 
483 
427 
37 
23 
435 
194 
33 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 



Archer avenue, from Halsted street to the nver.... 

Blue Island avenue, from Sixteenth street to Ashland avenue.... 

Bryant avenue, from Vincennes avenue to Stanton avenue 

Center street, from Franklin street to Lincoln avenue 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street 

Clark street, from Wells street to Fullerton avenue.. 

Eighteenth street, from Canalport avenue to Halsted street 

Forrest avenue, from Thirty-first street to Douglas avenue 

Fulton street, from Sangamon street to Elizabeth street 

Jefferson street, from Harrison street to Twellth street............ 

Jefi-erson street, from Twelfth street to Twenty-second street... 

Lake street, from Western avenue to C. & N.^VV. K. K..... 

Madison street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street 

Market street, from Madison street to Van Buren hU-«et 

Ohio street, from Sangamon street to Curtis street •"••;•—;■ 

Prairie avenue, from Thirty-first street to Thirty-second street. 
Thirtieth street, from State street to Indiana avenue. 



.Approved 61 
403 



Twenty-fifth street, from Wabash avenue to Calumet avenue. 
Washington street, from Leavitt street to C. & N. W. K. R.... 



Washington! , ^ ^ 

William street, from Aberdeen street to Center avenue. 



403 
22 
22 

403 

403 
22 
22 
22 

466 
22 
22 

403 
22 

403 

403 



FIRE MARSHAL. 



Annual report 

Concerning Fire Department. 



...Filed 575 

F. & W. 435 



INSPECTOR OF BOILERS. 



Annual report., 



.Pub. and Filed 537 



INSPECTOR OF FISH. 



Annual report 

Annual report 



Pub. and Filed 9 

Filed 466 



XXVIII 



INDEX, 



INSPECTOR OF GAS METERS. 

PAOl. 

Insufficiency of light furnished by street lamps • ;;"k"*3'p" t'' ?q 

Quality of gas furnished to city ■P"''- *»<i g- Jj^' J! 

Quarterly report -^^ jg3 

&Sg;:^S:::;:;:::;:;:::;:;::::;::;:;:::::;::::::;:;:::::::::::=::::;::^^^ 

Quarterly report ••• Pub 553 

Quarterly report • ' 



INSPECTORS OF HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Annual report, 1874 zzzzz;;::;:;:::;::::::::::::^^^^ 

Annual rejwrt, 1870 mioH Rn 

Quarter ending December 31, 1874 * ea w 

Quarter ending March 31, 1875 :^ ed 15^ 

Quarter ending June 30, 1875 • Bridewell 513 

Quarter ending September 30, 1875 £ dewe 513 

Quarter ending December 31, 1875 Bridewell 513 



INVITATIONS. 

Attend quarterly exercises at Normal School • Accepted 101 

Attend review of First Eegiment „ ^^° 

Attend pic nic at Colehour ■ „ ^' 

Attend ball at engine house No. 25 ,, 

Attend opening of Second Eegiment armory ,^ *"^ 

Review procession on St. Patrick's Day ^^ ^^ 

Visit poor house „ ^^n 

Visit quarries at Quincy, 111 „ -"- 

Witness test of Lowery's fire hydrant „ ^' 

Witness test of respirator 



MAYOR. 



Annual message •• ••• . ■. 04, 

Appointment of architects to examine Custom House '^'-'^a^ra dl\ 

Bill of architects for services in examining Custom House "" FHed 242 

Examination of Custom House w" A p a 423 

Exposition building, concerning use of. ^- " p , ' oni 

Fullerton avenue conduit, construction of. Pnn in 221 

FuUerton avenue conduit, construction of. Tnpd 129 

Incorporation under general law, concerning ^"^^ 

Ralakaua, announcing visit of. „., , .„(. 

Morgan, E. D., covering letter of, rel. French aid, etc £,1 ea *oo 

Rice, J. B,, announcing death of. '*^^ ^^ 

Scully, Martin, removal of. Pnlir« 402 

Scul I V, Martin, removal of. Police 4U^ 

Veto of ordinance concerning Consumers Gas Co ^fl: 

Veto of ordinance amending sec. 9, chap. 18, R. 0., entitled Horse Railroads *»' 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 



Boresford, Adam, Assistant Weigher Approved 290 

Boyer, F., Ansistant Weigher *' 

Brenwald, C , Assistant Weigher i""'f,^2i 7fi 

BrenwaUi; C, Assi.stant Weigher Approved 76 

- Everiiardt, «eo. P., Assistant Weigher „ ^i^ 

Gudchiis, Fred., Assistant Weigher "" 

Hatch, Thos. C, AssisUnt Weigher • •'"'*• **" 



INDEX. 



XXIX 



Hatch, Thos. C, Assistant Weigher, A«r^^«»-^ ^qc 

Hanan, Fred, Assistant Weigher .„;..;.; Approved 435 

Jacobs, S., Assistant Weigher „ f.^ 

Koehn, Aug., Assistant Weigher .."..!!!!.'.'.".".!!!!*, t„h ^ti 

Koehn, Aug., Assistant Weigher V;';.'™h i^l 

Loveless, B., Assistant Weigher ....::;; Approved 144 

Loveless, B., Assistant Weigher i';';";;^.r ^ TaI 

McVickar, B., Member Board of Health i.i.rZ;;;;.'.';;;;. Approved 144 

Moody, Lowel], Assistant Weigher „ oA- 

O'Brien, Larry, Clerk Police Court " « TZ. 

Oleson, C. H., Assistant Weigher t, , tX^ 

Oleson, C. H., Assistant Weigher a';;;"!, J Iq! 

Perring, J. G., Assistant Weigher Approved 435 

Perring, J. G., Assistant Weigher ■...■;.'; a^'AV^v-h Ht 

Prindiville, K., Commissioner Board of Public Works Approvea 4.m 

Reynolds, C. M., Assistant Weigher ' „ „!« 

Schneider, Aug., Assistant Weigher t„^ ^t 

Schneider, Aug., Assistant Weigher """ ' i'^J^* j ci 

Sievers, Aug., Assistant Weighed- ..:..;.:;...... .....;■;..■•:■.:; ^^''tT'h JJ 

Sievers, Aug., Assistant Weigher a;';V„^J^' Ht 

Spang, F., Assistant Weigher .....:.. ^PP'i?''*^ ^^^ 

Stieffel, H., Assistant Weigher „ H^ 

Van Olinda, W., Assistant Weigher „ a^p 

Voute, W. F., Assistant Weigher ■.■." t, ^ 2oq 

Voute, W. F., Assistant Weigher ' i*"" "°," Jo? 

Williams, Wm., Assistant Weigher . ' Approved 435 



ORDERS. 



Abate nuisance caused by coal smoke 

American District Telegraph, concerning 

Annul assessment pave Union Park place ." 

Appraisal of school land, concerning ordinance for.. 
Appraisal of school land, direct Law Department to 

Assess certain lots for paving 

Assess certain lots for paving '....'.."*.!!"'.*."!!!!...*.*.! 

Assessments on streets where improvements ar'e'madrby private contract 

Ballots for election on "incorporation." 

Baltimore & Ohio R. E,., use of Exposition building.'.'.'.!!!.'.'"*.'.'..'!!....'.' "! 

Baltimore & Ohio R. R., for copy of lease given, <fcc !!!!!!"!! 

Baltimore & Ohio R, R., directing, to vacate Exposition building'!!!!!!!! 

Baltimore & Ohio R. R., lease Exposition building t; 

Billiard licenses, rebates on 

Board of Education, to abolish ....".'.'! 

Boone, L. D., to pay S300 to 

Bridge at Fourteenth street .*.'.".!'........'.....,...'.'.!'.','.'.'.'.'.'.'."*." 

Bridge at Harrison street !!!!!!!!!!!!.','!!!!!! 

Bridge at Harrison street, condemn ian'd'for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' "! 

Bridge at Harrison street !.!!!.....!..!.."..!! 

Bridge at Laurel street, lower !!!!!'.'..!!!!!!.'.'.!!!!!!!'.!!!!!!!!". 

Bridge at Madison street, new !!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!"* 

Bridge at North avenue !!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Bridge at Post street, lower .".'.'!.'.*.*."."..'.'.'.'.'..'.*,.'.'.'!.'.'.','.','!! 

Bridge at Washington street, estimate of cost of!!!!".'.!!!!!!'!!!'! 

Bridges, regulate opening of. 

Bridges, protection at ..".!!!!!!!!!!!.'.'.'.'!! 

Bridges, repairing ......'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'....'.".'.'.'.". 

Buildings, indemnify citizens for, etc....!..!!!!!!!!.".!!!!!!""! 

Callaghan, Marj-, pay ;$500 to 

Catch-basins on Hurlbut street !....!!!!!.! 

Catch-basins on Mohawk street !...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Catch-basins on Rees street ....!!.....!!!!!!!! 

Catch-basins on Sedgwick street ....'.........'..'.......!!!! 

Catcl 1 -basins on Sedgwick street ..........!!...................... 

Charter election, expense of ..'......... 

Charges against Superintendent House of Correction!!!!!!!!!!! 

Cindering Elston avenue 

Cindering Quarry street .!...!.....!.......!!!!!..!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 

City Hall, concerning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

City Hall, concerning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

City Hall, concerning !!!.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

City Hall, tmp'oy architect, &c !.!!!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

City Hall, appoint architect, &c !!!!!!!!.!!! 



514 
485 
615 

68 
134 
202 
203 
436 
137 

23 

42 
319 
531 
338 
315 
467 
515 

16 
111 
183 

42 
181 
135 
164 
203 

39 
379 
674 

74 

53 
440 
162 
135 
162 



219 



495 



319 






XXX 



INDEX 



ORDERS.— Continued. 



Cleaning sidewalks, etc.... V"'*"*""''".'.'.'... 

Committees, abolish ?tanding.. ...... •■••;•"• •• 

Council, relative to time, go out of oftvce 

Cox Bros., to pay :|l,328.oO lO 

Cox Bros., to pay $988.7o to 

Cox Bros., to pay $982 to....... •••••• ■ 

Dredging river '"' 

Dredging river ;• 

dtfSai^TS;^-^^^^^^^- ;;:;;:;:;:: 

Election, April 23d, cost of........ • •••••- 

Engine house at Nickersonville 

SSfcJcK-gine^useonW^t^-avenue - 

Extension of Milwaukee avenue .■;.■"■.".".'.... 

Fill holes in streets 

Fill W.Jackson street 

Fill McGlashen street "'" 

Fill Purple street • '.'.'.'".'.'.". 

Filling certain streets 

lie alarm boxes in Eighteenth ward 

^ir.^ ci^rm boxes in Fifteenth ward... 



Zl ZZ = In K& ™ra ■■■■■;::;■ 

Fire Blues on Butterfield street..... .■:••••••••••■•••"••; 

Fire plug corner Elston avenue and Bradley street 

Fire plugs in Fifteenth ward '.".'.'.....- 

Fire plugs on Fulton street.^ ;"";'"'VV 

F re nlul corner Grove and Front streets..... 

Ere Sul corner Hubbard and Peoria streets 

Sre plug corner Lincoln and Kini^ie street 

Fire plugs on Orchard street..... 

Fire nlues in Seventeenth ward ••*"•;••• 

lire Jluf corner Van Buren and Paulina streets 

Fire plugs on Van Buren street... 

Flagman on W. Division street..... 

Flagman on Elston avenue 

Flagman on Farrell street _ 

Flagman on Joseph street • 

Flagman on Lock street 

Flagman on Milwaukee avenue 

fSc" Z Warren .vonu. and Van Bnren street 

?S™av'.;nrSn^:;ir=»t-;=-.oco»p.et;:::... 

Gas on Archer avenue —■• 

Gas on Arnold street '■■ 

G»8 on Brown street '" 

Gas on BushncU street ..'.".'.V.. 

Gas on Curtis street 

Gas in Fifteenth ward 

Gas on Finnell street •"• 

Gas on Finnell street '* 

Gas on Henry street 

Gas on Hickory street 

Gas on Kossuth street 

Gas on McGregor street. .••••••• -■ 

Gas on Madison and Lake streets ;;;;;".... 

Gas on Ohio street .'.""."."• 

Gas on Ohio street 

Gas on Park and Warren avenues Z^^iZ. 

Qan on P«oria itrwi 



42 
53 
643 
43 
75 
144 
23 
89 
228 
393 
163 
183 
470 
337 
199 
137 
515 
94 
94 
95 
560 
428 



54 66 



621 67 



228 
393 



219 



262 



673 



94 
89 
15 
514 
643 
42 
15 
16 
75 
428 
75 
53 
23 
74 
68 
514 
164 
162 
15 
3841 
309 
244 
428 
111 
15 
111 
244 
203 
162 
163 
163 



379 
95 
467 
20b 
253 
290 
440 
208 
338 
412 
94 
203 
40 
104 
112 



94 

89 
15 

514 

673 
42 
15 
16 
75 

428 
75 
53 
23 
74 
68 
514 
164 
162 
15 
3841 
369 
244 
428 



15 
111 

244 
203 
162 
1G3 
163 
1621 
379 
95 
467 
208 
253 

440 
208 
338 
412 
94 



INDEX. 



XXXI 



ORDERS.— Continued. 



Gas in Seventh ward 

Gas on Stewart avenue 

Gas on Stewart avenue 

Gas on streets in West Division 

Gas on Twenty-first street 

Gas on Twenty-fifth street ...!!...."!.. 

Gas on Union street 

Gas on Wallace street ..' 

Gas on Walton place , !...........!!. 

Gas on Warren avenue 

Gas on Wesson street 

Gas companies, annul contracts with V.V.V.V." 

Gas, concerning quality of. '.'..'..'."."." 

Gas companies, concerning ordinances for new 

Gas companies, concerning ordinances fornew 

Gas Inspector, concerning 

Gas Inspector, concerning duties of. 

Grade of Finnell street ................'.'.'.. 

Grade of Leavitt street ....'."..........! 

Grade of North avenue .."!.!....!!.."!!!...! 

Grade of North avenue 

Green, 0. B , pay bill of. 

Griffin, P., refund fine to " 

Gyles' pavement, concerning .".'. 

Hannon, Mary, to pay $15 to ". ...!!!."". 

Hay market, N. D 

Healey, P. J., to pay $60 to .....".."!!!........!!.....!.."!. 

Horse railroads, on validity of ordinance concerning 

Horse railway on Ogden avenue, concerning ordinance for 

Improvement of alley, B. 6, Sampson & Green's Add 

Improvement of Cemer avenue. 

Improvement of Clark street !..".'.'.!!."."."!!!!"!!!!.". 

Improvement of Haddock place '..'.'....'.'..'...'.!!! 

Improvement of Halsted street (N.) ...'.'*' 

Improvement of Halsted street (N.) 

Improvement of Lake street (W.) .'.'....'. 

Improvement of Madison street fW.) ."".'.'.'." 

Improvement of Michigan avenue, discontinue 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth street, discontinue 

Improvement of Western avenue 

Improvement of streets, directing Comptroller to pay for city's portion for. 

Improvement of streets by private contract 

Improvement of streets by private contract .' 

Improvement of streets, partially done by private contract 

Improvement of streets by private contract, etc 

Incorporation Act, publish copies of 

Indecent Exposure, enforce ordinance concerning 

Insurance Companies, enforce charter provision concerning 



Jennings & Conger, to pay $55 to 

Johnson, Frances E., to pay compensation to 

Judges of Election, to pay 

Lamp posts on Arclier avenue 

Lamp posts on Bremer street , 

Lamp posts on Bremer street 

Lamp posts on Burling street 

Lamp posts on Burling street 

Lamp posts on Burling street 

Lamp posts on Clybourne avenue 

Lamp posts on Dayton street 

Lamp posts in Eighth ward ; 

Lamp posts on Fisk street 

Lamp posts in Fourteenth ward 

Lamp posts in Fourteenth ward 

Lamp posts in Fourteenth ward 

Lamp posts on Fremont street 

Lamp posts on Goethe street 

Lamp posts on Grove street 

Lamp posts on Halsted street 

Lamp posts on Halsted street 

Lamp posts under Halsted street viaduct , 

Lamp posts on Hoyne street , 

Lamp posts on Kansas street 

Lamp posts on Kissam street 

Lamp posts on Kissam street , 

Lamp posts on McGrath street 

Lamp posts on McGrath street 

Lamp posts on Milwaukee avenue 

Lamp pofits on Mohawk street 



104 
440 
467 
405 
333 



53 

75 

380 

499 



338 
36 
261 
30 
137 
493 
392 
428 
429 
86 
499 
290 
68 
137 
183 
183 
440 
412 
218 
562 
51)2 
15 
208 
112 
118 
369 
111 
158 
499 
485 
527 
36 
183 

440 
69 

405 

261 

369 

405 
23 

305 

486 

137 

163 

228 

261 

228 

163 

369 

162 

428 

112 



493 



515 



405 



338 
392 
95 



75 
380 



369 
338 

36 
261 

30 
209 



515 
290 



471 
104 



75 
406 
499 
440 



183 
183 



412 



111 
158 



440 
69 
405 
261 
369 
405 
23 
305 
486 
137 
163 



162 
428 
112 
183 

104 

75 

406 

440 
23 



66 






XXXII 



INDEX 



ORDERS.— Continued. 



Lamp posts on Nebraska street _ 

Lamp posts on North avemie.. 

Lamp posts on Paulina street 

Lamp posts on Rumsey street 

Lamp posts iu Seventh ward.... 

Lamp posts on Sixteenth street 

Lamp posts on Twomey street........... • 

Lamp posts on Twenty-seventh street 

Lamp posts on Wallace street 

Lamp posts on Warren avenue 

Lamp posts on Western avenue 

Lamp posts on Wisconsin street 

Lamn Dosts in Woodland park ■"":""i""kaa 

LaSpposS repealing sundry ordinances for ::::::::;:;::::: 

Lamps, discontinue lighting street 'Z'.^[Z'J^^'^/^^Z 

Lamps, cost of. ;•• 

Legislation, appoint committee on •••- ^ 

Lodging houses, to rent : 

Name certain parks 

Noonan, John, to pay $25 to •• 

SShChicalo Rolling Mill Co., pay claim of. •••••••••• 

North Chicago Railway, terminus of 

O'Conner, Jere, to refund fine to — • • 

Ogden ditch, concerning • 

openini alley, w. l^ B. 26, Sec. 17 :;:::::::::;:;"'."'.".:".". 

g?S SlS^oJ¥^?;-S'oThirti^h sti^e^^^ 

Open Arch street *.'.'.!'.""..... 

Open Arch street " 

Open California avenue 

Open Church street "" 

Open Franklin street ' 

Open Henry street •'■■■ 

Open Irving place •*■" 

Open Larrabee street 

Open Marshfield avenue ',*.......*.*• 

Open Monroe street '.'"........ • 

Open Park avenue ■■■ 

Open Park avenue ' 

Open Thirtieth street 

Open Thirty-seventh street •••••;• 

Open Quarry street ■ ""■" 

Ordinances, publication ot.... 

Pardee, Theron, issue deed to 

Pardee, Theron, issue deed to 

Parish, Eva 0., pay claim of ".*..........!. 

Park lawns, use of. 

Pave street intersections 

Pave in front of Aldine square .^...■••- ";- 

Pave Archer avenue, by private contract 

Pave Archer avenue, by private contract 

Pave Bryant avenue by private contract^. 

?ave Butterfield street, by private contract 

Pave Chicago avenue, by private contract •••• 

Pave Clark street, by private contract.... 

Pave Dearborn street, by private contract •••.••••• 

Pave Dearborn street ••••• ••••••• 

Pave Dearborn street, by private contract 

Pave Dearborn street, assessment to 

Pave Dearborn street, voucher«, etc ••••"••• 

Pave Eighteenth street 

Pave Forrest avenue, by private contract •••••• 

Pave Franklin street ...•• ••••••• 

Pave Fulton street, by private contract.^ 

Pave Halsted street, repeal ordinance tx) 

Pave Halsted street, by private contract ;:::::;::::::::::::::::: 

Pave Hovne street V""l 

Pave Hubbard street, by private contract ••• 

Pave Indiana avenue by private contract ;;;;; 

Pave Jefferson atreet, by private contract 



392 
405 
183 
379 
338 
440 
135 
440 
405 
338 
163 



162 
199 
392 
486 
499 
499 
42 
4291 
5381 
95 
209 
30 
87 
499 
315 
39 
494 
102 
392 
405 
411 
405 
412 
94 
87 
112 
74 
244 
531 
203 
499 
183 
514 
16 
102 
538 



392 
405 
183 

338 
440 
135 
440 
405 
338 
163 
163 
162 
199 
392 



42 
429 



95 
209 



39 
494 
102 
392 

411 
405 

412 

87 
112 

244 



163 
183 
208 
228 
392 
363 
42 
306 
499 
642 
137 
384 
643 
208 
642 



514 
16 

102 



133 

362 

67 

301 

244 



121 
183 
228 
217 
163 
183 

228 
392 
363 
42 
306 
499 



672 



67 



384 



183 



INDEX, 



XXXIII 



ORDERS.—CONTINUKD. 



Pare Jefferson street, by private contract , 

Pave Kinzie street, by private contract 

Pave Langley street, assess lots to 

Pave Langley street, by private contract 

Pavo Larrabee street, by private contract , 

Pave Larrabee street, by private contract 

Pave Larrabee street, by private contract, repeal order to 

Pave Madison street, by private contract 

Pave Madison street 

Pave Madison street, by private contract 

Pave Market street, by private contract 

Pave Michigan street ■ 

Pave Micliigan avenue with concrete r..r. 

Pave Oak street 

Pave Ohio street, by private contract 

Pave Polk street, by private contract 

Pave Prairie avenue, by private contract 

Pave Rush street.... 

Pave School street 

Pave Sedgwick street, by private contract 

Pave Sixteenth street 

Pave State street 

Pave Taylor street, by private contract 

Pave Thirtieth street 

Pave Thirty-first street, by private contract 

Pave Thirty first street, by private contract 

Pave Throop street 

Pave Townsend street, by private contract .' 

Pave Townsend street out of General Fund , 

Pave Twelfth street, by private contract 

Pave Twelfth street, by private contract 

Pave Twenty-fifth street 

Pave Vincennes avenue 

Pave Wabash avenue, by private contract 

Pave Wells street, by private contract 

Pave Wells street, by private contract ; 

Pave Wells street, by private contract 

Pave Western avenue 

Pave Western avenue 

Pay $300 to Officer Fox 

Pay contractors for work 

Plank W. Water street 

Printing, concerning city 

Printing, concerning city ~ 

Kailroad track on West Indiana, to lower 

Redistricting city 

Removal of lumber from Carroll street 

Removal of track of C. P. & B. M. Co 

Reinove track on Clark street 

Remove track on Clark street 

Remove obstructions from Lumber street .... 

Remove lumber from Roberts street , 

Remove obsl ructions Troni intersection of Eighteenth street and Canalport avenue 

Remove obstructions from intersection of Eighteenth street and Canalport avenue 

Remove obstructions from intersection of Eighteenth street and Canalport avenue 

Repair Clark street 

Repair Fnllerton avenue 

Repair Lake and Sladison streets 

Repair Sangamon street 

Residence of teachers 

Reuss, .Jacob, to pay $75 to 

Rice, Hon. .T. IJ., close offices on account of death of., 

Rounsavell, R. C, to pay claim of. 

Saloon licenses, rebates on 

School site, corner Gilpin place and Sibley street 

School site, comer Wood street and Harrison street 

School site, at Nickersonville 

School site, corner Lincoln and Thirty-fifth streets 

School site, corner Wabash avenue and Thirty-fifth street 

School site, on Maxwell street, Mitchell street. Blue Island ave. or Brown street, advertise for.. 

School site, corner Hermitage avenue and York street 

School site, corner Hermitage avenue and York street 

School site, corner Cleaver and Division streets 

School site, corner Eda street and Wabash avenue 

School site, corner Ed^ street and Wabash avenue 

Schdol site, comer Oakley and Indiana streets 

School site, corner Wallace and Thirty-fifth streets 

School house, comer Jones and Thirty-fifth streets, rent 



305 
C42 
103 
183 
538 
429 
53S 
202 
203 
306 
207 
228 
413 

68 
199 
642 
244 

68 
137 
642 
555 

68 
199 
163 
392 
413 
376 
.358 
440 
243 
392 
163 

16 



384 
413 
24 



203 
462 
560 
440 
428 
185 
113 

68 
495 
538 
228 
467 
488 

68 

in 

137 
184 
203 
202 
527 
21 
650 
290 
34 
44 
94 
97 
97 
137 
133 
2T 
134 
21.^ 
320 
440 
440 



491 



642 
163 



306 
207 
228 
413 



672 

320 



137 

555 
68 
199 
163 
392 
413 
376 

440 
243 
392 
163 
16 
362 
208 
384 
413 



440 
462 
185 



462 



491 
68 
111 



527 
21 
050 
290 



97 
97 

148 
262 
134 



94 
123 



149 
202 
.361 
440 
440 



106 



148 
301 






XXXIV 



INDEX. 



OR DERS.—CONTINUED- 



School site, on Tliroop street, near Eighteenth street. 

School site, comer Oak and Bremer streets.... 

School site, corner Wood and Congress streets 

School site on Lime street 

Sell Lon- J hn lot to D. J. Small......... ■■ 

Sell Huron street station lot to F. ^\ acker 

Sell land on North avenue to F. Wacker. ................. 

Sell reservoir lot oti CIticago avenue to b. \\ acker...-, 

Sell lot corner \Va^hingtou and Franklin streets 

Sewers, concerning 

Sewer contracts, relet • 

Sewer in Arnold street ' 

Sewer in Ashland avenue 

Sewer in Ashland av.-nue • 

Sewer in llaicver street 

Sewer in West llarii>on street 

Sawer in West H.rrison street 

Sewer in J'seph st cet 

Sewer in Kriimback street • 

Sewer in Laflin street 

Sewer in I'aulin t stre t 

Sewer in Shurth-ff avenue 

Sew.-rs iu Sixth ward 

Sewers ii Sixte<-nth ward 

Sewers in Seventeenth ward 

Sewer in Tompkins street 

S wer in WaritMi avenue • 

S?wor in Wesn-rn iivenue... 

Si.lewaik on Adinns street 

H.h-walkon Ashland av.-ruie ••• 

Sid walk 0:1 Asliland av.iuie 

Sidewalk on IJelden avenue 

Si.lewalk 011 Carroll avenue, r. pair 

Sidewalk on Cass street 

tilcwalk on ehicaijo avenue •• 

Sidewalk on Cl-aver street 

fcidewnlk on Columbia street 

i.iJewa)k on Cox street • •■ 

Si'!' walk 0:1 Craw'brd avenue 

Li.lewalk on Cypress street....... 

i-idewalk 0:1 Douglas avenue 

!jid_'walk 01 Elk Grov.' street 

Sidewalk 01 E.leu ttreet, • 

Sidewalk on Ei:i-.-v;'.;d street.... 

Si.lewidk OM Fifih avenue 

Sidewalks in F.fth ward 

Sidewal"* on rwltoii street 

Liilewalk on Curley street 

Sidewalk on llalMed stteet 

Sidewalk on lleriuitage avenue 

Sidewalk on ni'-k(n-y street, 

Sidewalk on H )maii avenue 

Si lewaik on llurlbiit street 

Sidewalk on Indiami avenue 

Sidew.ilk on .1 ll'r.son street 

>>id"wa.k on Kinzie street 

Sidewalk on Ki.ssMm street 

>iaewalk on Leavitt street 

Sidewalk on McKe.vnolds street 

Sidewalk on Main sir. et 

Sidewalk on Market street 

Si.lewaik on Njrth avenue 

Sidewalk on Ontario street, widen 

Sidewalk on Pe -ria street 

Sidewalk on Polk street 

Sidewalk on Samuel htreet 

Sidewalk on Sevent-enlh street 

Sidewalk on Slieffield avenue 

Sidew^ilk on Sixteenth street 

Sidewalk on Stewart avenue 

Sidew Ik on Stewart avenue 

Mdewalk <.n Snperi-.r street 

Sidewalk on Thir o.n.ih place 

Sidewalk on Th rty-third street 

Sidc»»alk on Thirty-third street 

Sidewalk on Tldity-tbnnh street 

Sidewalk on Thity-tifih street 

Sidewalk 00 TUirty-fll'th street 



469 
515 

530 

530 

103 

103 

H)31 

10-1 

2011 

392 

157 

208 

21 '8 

209 

4115 

406 

499 

337 

338 

641 

183 

40.T 

642 

5h-. 

30.^> 

041 

428 

336 

16 

7^ 
40 

39 
137 
315 
538 
379 

9^ 
538 

2' (,) 

538 

46* 

338 

49 

183 

5^h 

4ti5 

379 

4(;( 

46( 
643 

4().T 

338 
20: 
486 
208 

23 
392 
379 
203 
183 
261 
208 
428 

40 
412 
262 
499 

74 
244 
369 

94 
392 
64 
163 
162 
379 
642 



476 
515 
564 
647 
124 
125 
125 



124 
391 



157 

208 
20s 
209 
405 
406 



338 



405 
673 
51.' 
305 



16 

75 

40.- 

39 



538 
379 

53J- 
1: 
•2911 
538 
466 
338 
493 
183 
538 
4(1.- 
379 
466 
466 
643 
4(15 
338 

48(; 

208 
23 
392 
379 

183 
261 

208 

40 
412 
262 
499 

74 
244 
369 

94 
392 
642 
163 
16- 
379 
642 



INDEX. 



XXXV 



ORDERS.— Continued. 



Sidewalk on Thirty-fifth street 

Side«alli on TLirty-SHventh street 

SiilewHlk on Thirty-t>i;:lith street 

Sidjwalk on Thir y-ninlh street 

Sidewalk on Town street 

Sid-walk oi Twelfth stre<-t 

SideWrtllsS ill Twelfih Witrd 

Sidewalk on Twelftli street 

Sidewalk on Twelltli street 

Sid walk on Twenty-sec in.l street 

Sidewalk on Tweiiiy-sixtli and 'I'weiity-ninth streets. 

Sidewalk on 'i'wenty-sixth street 

Siilewalk on Tweiiiy-nintli street 

Sidewalk on Ullnim street 

Sidewalk on Ullnian street 

Sidewalk on Van Buren street 

Sidewalk en Wab sli avenue 

Sidewalk on Wurron avenne 

Sid -walk on AVaynian sinet 

Si«l w.iik on \^ e:5teri! avenue , 

Sidewalk oi Wii-iain) street 

Siilewalk Inspectors to vepurt broken lamps..... 

Mdewall; space on Kiish street........... 

Sidewalk width on site wart street. 

Steele & flIcMahon, p.iy §2,n(i5 f)4 to..... 

Steele & Mc.^Iabon, pay $2,<J7:l <;."> io.. 

Streets, aiveriisc fi.r bids for cleaning 

Street cleaning, additional appropriation for 

Street cledniiig, additional appropriation for 

Street cleani'ig, concernin.;- 

Street ch-aning, teniporaiy loan for. 

Street cleaning concerning 

Street cleaiieis, to discharjie 

Street cleaning, concerning 

Street cleaning, appropriation for ....'. 

Street ends, to lease 

Stieat repairs, appropriation f r 

Street spii-.ikling 

Street sweeping, to stop 

Ta.vesof 1874, sale of h.is for 

Time table tor liglising street lamps 

Trees on Ontario street, to jdant 

Tnnnels, to close, dnring night 

Tunnel at F'onrteentli street 

Union square, to sell 

Viaducts, const rmt ion of. , 

Viaduct on Bine Island avenue 

Viaduct on Blue Island avenne 

ViMduct on Blue Island avenue.. 

Viaduct on lilue Island avenue, raise buildings at 

Viadnct at Carpenter street 

Viaduct at Carpenter street 

Vi.idnct at IMilwaukee avenue 

Viaduct at Milwaukee avenue 

Viadnct at Sangamon street 

Viaduct at Sangamon street 

Walling White street 

Watcliman at Elston avenue 

Water main on West Chicago avenue , 

Water on West Chicago avenue 

Water on Cohnnbus street 

Water on Division street , 

Water on Fake street 

Water on F'nlton .street , 

Water on FnltDn street 

Water on Hubbard street 

Water on Murlbut street , 

Water on Hurlbut street 

Water on .Jefferson street.... 

Water on Jones street 

Water on Lowe avenue , 

Water on Lowe avenue 

Water on Lumber street 

Water on Lumber street 

Water on Milwaukee avenue 

Water on Polk street 

Water in Sixth ward 

Water in Sixth ward , 



Ph 

405 
499 
4U5 
3;i8 
515 
G42 
rA2 
G72 
48G 

3!I2 
18:5 
5:i8 
163 
:^l<8 
103 

m.i 

4(15 
2(i: 
H7!) 
1()-. 



4-i 
b7 
«(J 
llu 
•20' 
-128 
400 
4t<'.t 
47^ 
438 
221J 
It 

r.u 

53 
500 
183 
3:'.8 
538 
244 

94 

C8 

74 

7. 
4()7 

4i: 

87 

8( 
500 

43 
112 

42 
112 
203 
405 
4G2 
.5.55 
392 

40 
114 

42 
368 
379 

74 
379 
203 
338 
199 
202 
538 
379 
202 
405 



4n<i 

405 
338 
515 



072 
480 
4 5 
392 
ls3 
.538 
103 

163 
163 
4n5 
£03 
37!1 
16:: 

H8;3 

1-.7 

33t- 

81 

vr, 

4: 

n 

90 
110 



489 

47 

504 



220 
470 
532 



191 
4c3 



68 

74 

4G: 

87 
lib 



42 
112 



5.55 
392 

114 

42 
368 



199 

202 



379 
405 



151 






XXXVl 



INDEX. 



ORDERS. — Concluded. 



Water on Washington street 

Water on Washington street 

Water on Washington street •.— 

Wi.ter Department, to expend $10u,(J00 for. 

AVater Rates 

Water Tax Fund, loan for.. 

Water Tank, remove certain 

Water Works, improve grounds at 

Wliitaker, Geo. S., to pay $218.60 to 

Widen Aberdeen street. 

Widen Fotirteenth street i 

Widen Thirty-niuth street ■. 



ORDINANCES. 
GENEBAL. 



Alley from Twenty-sixth to Twenty-ninth streets, between Prairie and Calumet avenues, 

repeal ordinance .••"•••* "^ ""-I 

AiiAv 1,nt4 B 3 Ellis' West Add., repeal ordinance for opening , ^ ^^. ^ „ . * „„* 
tnnlaLessraent for paving Butterfield street, from Twenty-seventh to Thirty-first street 
Ann" L"e°t or pav\n| West Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street..! 

tnnn assessment for pavinf Clark street! from Harrison street to Polk street..... 

tnnu assessment for Su| Cornell street, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue... 

innu Sesment for improving Court place, from La Salle street to Fifth avenue 

Amiul assessment for lamps on Division street, Irom the canal to the river .... 

Annul assessment for filling certain streets over sewers •;"";";""i^"Vv X«Tt' ' 

Annnl T^sessment for paving Foster street, from Harrison street to Polk street........ 

*A,mu «St for pavhif Jefferson street, from Twelfth street to Meagher s reet 

Annul assessment for mvinf Jefferson street, from Harrison street to Twelfth street.. 

tnnu Issessment for mvini Market street, from Madison street to Van Buren street 

Annu assessment for paving Meridian street, from Desplaines street to Halsted street 

Annu assessn e t for pavini Taylor street, from Blue Island avenue to Throop street ... 

lSnula:ressmentfor?avin|Thhty.seventh street, from ^'^^^^^^^^l^^^^Z-l.^T^T^'. 

AnnuniUmrforpaVingTweifihlV^eei.'fr^^^^ 

Annul assesf^ments for water pipfs on various streets .■.•■ 

tnnul asSsmenrfor paving Wells street, from ,he viaduct to Chicago avenue 

Appropriations fur fiscal year, ending March 31, 1876. 
A r.J...,,;,.-).. twir.fi fill- fiscal vear. endmii December 31, 11 



Appropriations for fiscal year, ending December 31, 1876 

AriK.ld street, changing name of......... 

Bells at railroad crossings, removal uf. 

BissellA llurllmt, to lay gas mains 

Board of Health, abolishing ".'..!!.... 

Buil<lings, construction, alteration and repair of 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning ••••■ 

Buildinj's, coademnation of .• •••• •• y 

Buil.linxs, creating ottices of Superintendent and Inspectors of. 

Buildings, creating offices of Superintendent and Inspectors of 

Cattle, rcfrnlate driving of....................; •. 

Cattle, amend ordinance regulating driving ot 

Cattle' concerning driving of .....................* 

SSoK'KngllwoodH^^^^^^^^^^ 

Chlcalo and Englewood Horse and Dummy R. R., concerning 

Chicalo and Kngh.wood Horse Riiilway, concerning 

Chicag.. .Millinjjlon & Western Railroad, concerning 

Cliicagu'& South Atlantic Railroad, concerning 

Chicago & South Atlantic Uailrond, concerning • 

Cliica-'o & S.)ntli Atlantic Rallroa.1, concerning 

Chicago & South.-rn Kailroad, conc-rning 

Chicago & Southern Railroad, concerning 

Chicago & Southern B»jlro«J, concerning 




1 



INDEX. 



XXXVII 



GENEBAL OBDINANCES.— Contikuei*. 



Chicago & Southern Railroad, concerning 

Chicago & Southwestern Horse liailway, concerning 

Ciiy Coroner, creating ofhce of. 

City Hall annulling all previous action concerning erection of a 

City JMarslial, create otfice of 

City Marshal, amend ordinance concerning. , 

Ciiy JMurshal abolish office of 

Citizens Railway Company, loncerning 

Citizens Jiailway Company, concerning 

Clark street, establish line of. 

Coal, aniena chap 7, R. 0., entitled 

Coal, amend chap. 7, R. 0., entitled 

Coal, amend sec. 1, chap. 7, R. 0., entitled 

Coke Gas Co., com-erning 

Coke Gas Co., concerning — 

Coke Gas Co., concerning 

Commissionaires, fixing license for 

Compensation of County Treasurer for making tax sales, fixing 

Compensation of County Treasurer for making tax sales, fixing 

Compensation of Town Collectors for collecting city taxes 

Comptroller to borrow money, authorizing 

Comptroller to borrow money, authorizing 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., concerning 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., concerning 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., concerning 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., concerning '. 

Consumers' Gas Light Co., concerning 

Cox street, changing name of ..... 

Dam at Ogden ditch..... 

Dearburn street, changing name of 

Dearborn street, changing name of 

Depot place, changing name of. 

Election di^tlicts, oivide wards into 

Election for Mayor, to call 

Fig street, diange name of. 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, concerning 

Fire Department, amend ordinance coucerning 

Fire Maibhal, create office of 

Fire Marshal, create office of. 

Fire Alaishal, create office of 

Fire Department, amend Sec. 1 of ordinance concerning 

Fire Department, amend ordinance concerning..... 

Fiscal year, fixing beginning of. 

Forfeit certain lease 

Fullerton avenue conduit, settlement on account of. 

Garden City Gas Light Co., concerning 

Garden City Horse Railway Co., concerning 

Garden City Railway Co., concerning 

Gas, fixing price of. 

Gas, fixing price of. 

Gates & Co., to lay track on W. Water street 

Globe Gas Light Co., contract with , 

Grade of ftdlwaukee avenue 

Grade of Milv\aukee avenue 

Grade of Milwaukee avenue 

Grade of Nurlh avenue ....•• 

Grades between Rusli, Sfcite and Lake Sliore drive 

Granger street, repeal ordinance for improvement of 

Grovelajjd Park avenue and Lake Park avenue, namiug 

Hay, amend sec. 7, R. 0., entitled 

Healey slough, repeal ordinance for dredging 

Healey slougli, fill 

Healtli Depaitinent, create 

Hfaltli orilinances, concerning violations of. 

Honore street, change name of. 

Horse Railroads, amend sec. 9, chap. 18, R. 0., entitled 

Horse Railroads, amend sec. 9, chap. 18, R. O. entitled 

Hortsc Railroads, amend sec. 9, chap. 18, R. , entitled 

Horse Railroads, amend sec. 9, chap. 18, U. O., entitled 

Horse Railroads, amend sec. 9, chap. 18, R. 0., entitled 

Horse Civrs, concerning • 

Horse Kailway on Blue Island avenue, extend 

Horse Railway on N. Wells street 

Horse Railw*iy on Fifth avenue aLd N. Wells street 

Horse Railway on Halsted street, from Randolph street to Harrison street. 

H.jrse IJailway on W. Indiana street 

Horse Railway on W. Indiana street 

Horse Railway on W. Indiana street, amend ordinance concerning 



411 



3G8 



462 



494 



494 



(569 




475 


483 


528 






475 


142 


142 




444 




O'l 




314 




lUl 




38 




384 


31 


31 


562 




562 




671 




133 




13;i 






361 




445 




457 


561 


561 


131 


148 


44 






357 




362 



198 
375 






XXXVIII 



NDEX. 



GENERAL ORDINANCES.— Continued. 



Horse "Railway on Lake, Canal and W. Fourteenth streets 

H-rse RiiUvay on Lake ami Indiana streets 

Horse R liUvay on Lake strei-t, Milwaukee avenue and W. Indiana streets 

Hurie Railwav on Milwauk.-e avenue and Clinton street 

Harse Railway on Milwaukee avenue and West Indiana street 

Horse Railway on North avenue • 

Ht>rse Railway on North avenue • •. 

Horse Railway on North av nue, amend ordinance cuncerni g 

H.rse Rulway on Oy;'l.-n avenue 

llor-e Railway on Ogdeu avenue v"";: '• 

Horse Hallway on Ogden avenue, amend ordinance concerning 

Horse Kailwav on Wabash avenue • 

Horse Railway on Wabash avenue, repeal ordinance tor 

Houston street, ihatsge name of. • 

Huron street, repeal ordinance lor paving ■ 

Irving place, change name of ^••- 

Kissam street, change name of. 

Lake City Horse Riilway Co., concerning 

Loans ia anticipation of taxes, authorizing •••• 

McGrath street, changing name of. 

Maible place, repeal ordinancs for paving 

Metropolitan Railway Co., cmcerning •••••. •-•• 

Metropolitan Railway Co , amending ordinance conceri.ing 

Metropolitan Railway Co., ann-nding ordinance concerning 

Michigan avenue, repeal ordinance for paving •• 

Milk Inspection, etc 

ililk Inspection, etc 

Milk Inspection, etc 

O'Connor, .J., repeal order to pay ^to to • 

OIHoers, under new charter, duties of 

Officers, under new charter, duties of. • 

Offices, creating sundry "•"-•■• ••-•: 

Opening priv;ite street on line with honth Dearborn street 

I'etrolenni, anieml Sec. 1, Cliap 34, R. O., entitled 

Police Court IJailiffs concerning returns of. 

Tolice Deiartment abolish ; 

Police Uepartni. nt, amend ordinance concerning 

Poli< e Department, amend ordinance concerning 

Police .Justics, conc-rning city Ciises tried by 

Porters and Runn.rs, am^nd Cliap. 39, R. 0., entitled 

Pound limits W. D., extend • 

I'rinting in German 

Printing, concerning city • 

Privy vaults, cleaning of • • 

Privy vaults, cleaning of 

Purchase lots at Erie street bridge 

Railroads, amend S.-e. 11, Cliap. 41, entitled 

Railroad track on Clark street, removal of 

Railroad track on Clark street, removal ot 

Redistiict city under new iharter 

Registration of births, marriages and deaths 

R'dgeville road, change name of. 

Ritchie place, naming ■• 

Salaries of employes, authorizing payment of. 

Saloons, closing, at midnight • 

Scliool lands, repeal Chap. 45, R. 0., entitled 

Sealing milk cans 

Shcdil & Co., to lay side track 

Shedd & Co., to lay side track 

Sliows, amend Sec. 2, Chap. 48, entitled ...■■.•• •• V":"-;- 

Sidewalk space on Ashland avenue, from Madison street to Twenty-second street- 
Sidewalk space on Bryant avenue, from Stanton avenue to Vincennes avenue 

Sidewalk space on North Clark street, from Sedgwick street to Belden avenue 

Si.lewalk 8i)ace on North Clark street, from Belden avenue to Fullerton avenue... 

Sidewalk width on Erie street, from Dearborn street to St. Clairstreet 

Sidewalk sp^ce on Granger street, from Wells street to Sedgwick street 

Sidewalk .space on Oak street, east of Rush street 

Sidewalk space on Oak avenue, from Vincennes avenue to Stanton 

Siilewalk space on Ohio street, from Dearborn street to Pine street 

Sidewalk space on Ontario street, from Clark street to Dearborn street 

Sidewalk space on Ontario street, from Dearborn street to St. Clair street 

Sidewalk 8i)ace on Stewart avenue, from Grove street to Twenty-second streiit 

Slaughterin.' and Rendering, concerning 

Spcc?al Assessments, concerning 

Streets, amending Chap. 51, R. 0., entitled 

Street cars and oninibusses regulate carrying passengers on 

Street curs, regulate time of running 

Street sprinkling, regulate 



Ill 

75 

339 

137 

318 

17 

31 

95 

3". 13 

44G 

G42 

17 

39 

IS 

68 
672 
tU> 
53 
677 
674 
74 
111 
429 
4'.I5 
.-.70 
428 
476 
554 
3,9 
147 
164 
440 
560! 

68; 

428 j 
251 
315 
338 
428 
40 1 
339 
198 
476 i 
32' 
369 
350 
35 
42 
538 
528 
538 
184 
379 
142 



217 



82 



147 



493 



476 
554 



375 



315 320 



INDEX. 



XXXIX 



GENEEAL OBDINANCES— Conclxtded. 



Street sprinklings regulate 

Superintendent of Buildings, creating office of. 

Superintendent of Buildings, creating olfice of. 

Tax Commissioner and Assessor, abolish ofiBces of.. 

Tax Commissioner, abolish office of. 

Taxes of 1875, concerning 

Taxes of 1876, concerning 

Tax list of 1874, return 

Tax list of 1875, return 

Tax titles, conveying 

Telegraph poles, removal of. 

Telegraph poles, removal of 

Thirtieth street, repeal ordinance for paving 

United States Giis Works Co., concerning 

United States Gas Works Co , concerning 

United States Gas Works Co., concerning , 

"Van Steenberg <fe Co.. permission to build dock 

Vehicles, amend Sec. <>, Chnp. 54, R. 0., entitled — 
Vehicles, amend Sec. G, Cliap. 54, R. 0., entitled...,, 
Vehicles, amend Sec. 4, Chap. 54, R. 0., entitled.... 
Vehicles, amend S^c. 7, Chap. 54, R. 0., entitled.... 

Wabash avenue Railroad Co., concerning 

Walil Bros., build bridge over river 

Wards, divide city into eighteen 



538 
144 
190 
440 

342 
665 

62 
585 
433 
338 
529 
642 
111 
383 
471 
514 

91 
486 
:-i78 
576 

24 
219 
528 



563 
165 
199 
490 
436 



529 
563 



503 
560 



587 



190 



352 
66.T 
81 
585 
433 



529 
149 



523 
671 



229 

577 



LAMP POSTS. 



Ada street, from Carroll street to Arbor place 

Aldine square, in 

Archer avenu«. from llalsted street t > th« river 

Artesian avenue, from Lake street to Kinzie street 

Arcade court, in 

Ashley street, from Lincoln street to Robey street 

Ashland avenue, Irom Blue Island avenue to fcOO feet south 

Blackhawk street, from SedgM'ick street to Larrabee street 

Bremer street, from Hubbie street to Division street 

Bunker street, fiom Canal street to Halsted street 

Centre street, fmm Burling street to Fremont street 

Qiarles street, from Fifth avenne to Franklin street 

Church street, from Blackhawk street to Nurth avenue 

Clyb(mrne avenue, from North avenue to Willow street 

Dearborn street, from Tiiirty-third street to Ejiaii avenue 

De K:ilb street, from Hoyne street to W. Polk street 

Division stn et, from State street to Astor street 

Egan avenu*", from .Johnson avenue t" Langley avenue 

Erie street, from Rncker street to Ashlantl avenue.... 

Erie street, from Paulina street to Robey street 

Eugenie street, from Wells street to Larrabee street 

Fioiirnoy street, from De Kalb strct to Leavitt street 

Forrest avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventli street 

Franklin street, from Sophia street to Webster avenue 

Fremont street, from Center street to Webster avenue 

Fulton street, from Western avenue to Seymour street 

Goethe sireet, from Wells street to Sedgwick street 

Goethe street, from Clark street to Wells street 

Groveland Park avenue, from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street.. 

Halsted street, from Willow street to Center street 

Halsted street, from Center street to Belden avenue 

Halted street, from Ashland avenue to 2.")0 f»>et east 

Harrison street, from Marshfield avenue to Paulina street 

Harrison street, from Hoyne street to 220 feet west 

Henry street, from Blue Island avenue to Loomis street 

Hermitage avenue, from Van Buren street to Congress st 

Hills street, from Franklin street to Sedgwick street 

Hoyne avenue, from Harrison street to Lexington street 

Hurlbut ftreet, from Eugenie street to Center street 

Hurlbiit street, from Sigel street to Noi-tli avenue 

Indiana street, from Hoyne avenue to Western avenue 

Irving place, from Polk street to terminus 



330 
H6 
444 
371 
41 
378 
474 
147 
4(i!' 
514 



391 
146 
2J3 
1.52 
259 
146 
444 
37^ 
317 
146 
225 
152 
205 
425 
374 
146 
193 
42.-. 
425 
152 
4<.2 
197 
198 
391) 
197 
146 
225 
146 
26' 
378 
390 



330 
140 
444 
37 1 
41 
37.S 
474 
147 
41)9 
514 
205 
391 
146 
243 
152 
2.09 
146 

441: 

378 
317 
146 
225 
152 
205 
425 
374 
146 
193 
425 
425 
152 
402 
197 
198 
390 
197 
146 
225 
146 
260 
378 



XL 



INDEX. 



LAMP POSTS.— CONCLTTDED. 



Jackson street, from Home avenue to Leavitt street 

Jefferson street, from Ewing street to Taylor street — 

Jolnson avenue, from Thirty-eight street to Egan avenue... 

Johnson avenue, from Jiorth terrninus to Thirty-eighth street 

Luke Park avenue, from Thirtietli street to Thirty-first street 

Leavitt stre-t, from Polk street to Taylor street 

Lexingt -n street, from DeKalh street to Leavitt street 

Liberty street, from Stewart avenue to Ilalsted street 

Liucoln aveuiie, from Sopliia street to W-bster avenue 

Lincoln street, from liuUana street to Ashley street 

Lincoln street, from Hubbard str.-et to Indiana street 

McGregor street, from Wentworth avenue to Butler street 

McGraMi street, from Hoyiie street tp t^^rminus 

Madison street fr m the bridge to Fiftli avenue 

JIadison street from Fifth avenue to Clark street 

Marshfield avenue, fr^'m Harrison street to Polk street.. 

Marj-hfisiil avenue, from T 'vlor street to Twelftli street 

Mir^hfield aveiiup, from Congress street to Harrison street 

Miiy street, from Chicago avenue to terminus 

JTay street, from Indiana street to Erie street 

Mi.'-higan avenue, from Thirty-sixfi street to Igan avenue 

Moliaxvk street, from N -rth avenue to Sui)hia street 

Ni'ieteenth street, from Ashland avenue to R ibey street 

Noble street, from Kinzie street to Cliicago avenue ^ ••. 

Oakley street, from Polk street to Tavlor street 

Oakley street, from Lake street to Walnut street 

O'Hrieo street, from Union street to Halsted street 

Ohio street, from Saniramon street to Curtis street - 

Ohio street, from Union street to Milwaukee avenue 

Ontario street, fr.mi Dearborn street to Pine street 

Orchard street, from North avenue to Center street 

Paulina street, from Harrison street to Polk street 

Paulina street, from Hinmaii street to West Eighteenth street 

Paulina street, from Polk street to Taylor street 

Paulina street, from Indiana street to Chicago avenue ■ 

Polk street, from Leavitt street to OaUh y street 

Prairie avt-nue, from Dmglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street 

Prairie avenue, from Thirty-third street to Douglas avenue 

Rees street, from Lnrrabee street to Halsted stniet 

Rncker street, from Cliicigo Hvenue to Milwaukee avenue 

Schiller street, from Clark street to Dparborn street 

Seymour street, from Lake street to Fulton street 

Seymour street, from Fulton street to Kinz'e street 

Siirel street, from Sedgwick street to Hurlbut street • 

State strent, from Douglas avenue to Esjan avenue 

State street, from Douglas avenuf'to Egan avenue 

Taylor street, from Marshfield avenue to Patilina street 

Taylor street, from Tliroop street to Marshfield avenue 

Thirtieth str»>et, from Michiiran avenue to Prairi(! avenue 

Tliirty-first street, from Gr-.veland Park avenue to Lake Park avenue 

Thirty-fourth street, froni Vernon avenue to Rhodes avenue 

Tompkins stre-t, from Polk street to Taylor street.. 

Twentv-first street, from Ashland avenue to Iloyne avenue 

Twenty-second street, from Halsted street to Morgan street 

Tw<^nty-.sev ntli street, from Soutli Park avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. 

Waltm place, fnmi Rush street to I'ine street 

Washington street, from Staunton street to C. <fe N. W R. R 

Webster avenu", from Dayton street to Fremont street 

Webster avenue, from Fremont street to Shellield avenue 

Wisconsin street, from Seilgwick street to Larrabee street 

Willow street.froui Larrabee street t' Sheffield avenue 

Woodland (ark in 

Wood street, from Adams street to Van Burea 



OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 



Alley, Block 30. C. T. Sub.. W. 14 and W. ^ N. E. % Sec. 17 

Alley, Lots 22 and 20. Ellis' East Addition 

Allev between Oakley street. Western avenue. Park avenue and West Lake street. 

Alley! Lot 4, Block -i, ElliV West Add., (repealed, 5<>2) 

Alley. Block :12, School Section Add 

Alley, W. U B. 2G, S. E. % Sec. 17 

Alley, between Willow, Center, Larrabee and Howe streets 



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OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS.— Concltjdep, 



Alley, between North avenue, Willow, Larrabee and Vine streets 

Alley, from Twenty-third street to Twenty-fourth street, between Prairie avenue and Indiana avenue 

Artesian avenue, through to West Lake street 

Butterfield street, fi-om Twenty-sixth street to Twenty-seventh street 

Church street, through to Sigel street • 

Crenshaw street, from Oakley street to Western avenue 

Dearborn street, from Twenty-sixth street to Spring street 

Eleventh street, from Sholto street to Morgan street 

Falls street, through to West Madison street 

Farrell street, from Thirty-first street to Archer avenue 

Fifth avenue, from Taylor street to Twelfth street 

Halsted street, from Kinzie street to Hubbard street ... 

Henry street, to Morgan and Wright streets 

Idaho street, from Harrison street to Taylor street 

Johnson place, to Ellis park 

Logan street to Archer avenue 

Maplewood avenue to West Lake street 

Marshfield avenue, from Polk street to Block 16, Assessors' Div. E. ^^ S. E. i^ Sec. 18 

Milwaukee avenue, through B. 19, 0. T 

Monroe street, from Rockwell street to California avenue 

Morgan street, to Milwaukee avenue.... 

River, at Harrison st 

Seymour street, through to West Lake street 

Street, from Thirty-seventh street to Egan avenue, between Langley avenue and Cottage Grove avenue.... 

Thirtieth street, from Prairie avenue to South Park avenue 

Thirty-seventh street, from Brown's Sub. to Indiana avenue 

Twenty-second street, from Lumber street to the river 

White street, through to Bremer street..... 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Bryant avenue, from Vincennes avenue to Stanton avenue 

Butterfield street, from Twenty-seventh street to Thirty-first street. 
Calumet avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to Thirty -first street.... 

Clark street, from Wells street to Fullerton avenue 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street 

Center street, from Franklin street to Lincoln avenue 

Forrest avenue, from Thirty-first street to Douglas avenue 

Lake street, from Western avenue to C. & N. W. R. R 

Madison street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street 

Prairie avenue, from Thirty-first street to Thirty-third street 

Taylor street, from Blue Island avenue to Throop street 

Twelfth street, from Centre avenue to Ashland avenue 

Union street, from Hubbard street to West Ohio street 

University place, from Cottage Grove avenue to Rhodes avenue 

Washington street, from Leavitt street to Sec. 12, etc 



SIDEWALKS. 



Adams street, from Rockwell street to California avenue 

Ashland avenue, from Thirty-third street to Egan avenue 

Ashland avenue, from Sixteenth street to Twenty-second street 

Ashland avenue, from Harrison street to Twelfth street 

Belden avenue, from Perry street to Racine avenue 

Belden avenue, from Hurlbut street to Clark street 

Blackhawk street, from Noble street to Elston avenue 

Blue Island avenue, from Fifteenth street to Twenty-second street 

Bradley street, from Noble street to Elston avenue 

Bradley street, from Noble street to Holt street 

Central Park avenue, from Twenty-second street to Twenty-sixth street. 

Central Park avenue, from Homan avenue to St. Louis avenue 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Robey street 

Chicago avenue, from Western avenue to Crawford- avenue 

Clark street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue 

Clark street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue 

Cleaver street, from Blackhawk street to Blanch street 

Clifton Park avenue, from Ogden avenue to West Twenty-second street.. 

Cox street, from Robey street to its termimis 

Corwin street, from Moore street to its terminus 

Cypress street, from Birch street to Taylor street.. , 



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INDEX 



SIDE WA LKS.— Continued. 



Dale place, from Twenty-second street to south terminus 

Dearborn street, from Fourteenth street to Sixteenth street 

Douglas avenue, from State street to Indiana avenue 

Douglas avenue, from Ullman street to Ashland avenue 

Douglas avenue, from State street to C, R. I. & P. R. R 

Douglas avenue, from South Park avenue to Indiana avenue 

Edgar street, from Wabansia avenue to Bloomingdale avenue 

Eighteenth street, from Center avenue to Ashland avenue 

Eighteenth place, from Johnson street to Brown street 

Elk Grove street, from Clybourne avenue to Armitage avenue 

Ellen street, from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street 

Ellen street, from Wood street to Macedonia street 

Ellis avenue, from Egan avenue to 0&,kwood avenue 

Elston avenue, from Bloomingdale avenue to Clybourne place 

Emerald avenue, from Kossuth street to Twenty-second street 

Evergreen avenue, from Hoyne street to Milwaukee avenue 

Falls street, from Washington street to Lake street 

Fifth avenue, from Monroe street to Van Buren street 

Fourth avenue, from Harrison street to Twelfth street 

Francisco street, from Lake street to Fulton street 

Fulton street, from Francisco street to Kedzie avenue...., 

Genesee avenue, from Twenty-second street to Twenty -fifth street.... 
Girard street, from Bloomingdale avenue to West Clybourne place... 

Grand avenue, from Western avenue to Artesian avenue 

Groveland Park avenue, from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street., 

Gurley street, from May street to Center avenue 

Halsted street, from North Branch street to Division street , 

Harrison street, from Desplaines street to Center street 

Hastings street, from Laflin street to Ashland avenue 

Herndon street, from Clybourne avenue to Webster avenue , 

Homan avenue, from Lake street to Central Park avemie 

Hurlbut street, from Sullivan street to Clybourne avenue 

Indiana avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-eighth street 

Irving place, from Jackson street to Harrison street 

Irving place, from Van Buren street to Harrison street 

Jefferson street, from Fulton street to Kinzie street 

Kedzie avenue, from Lake street to Fulton street 

Kissam street, from Center sti'eet to Loomis street 

Lake street, from Fifth avenue to Franklin street 

Lake Park avenue, from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street 

La Salle street, from Monroe street to Jackson street 

Laughton street, ft'om Leavitt street to Western avenue 

Leavitt street, from Le Moyne sti-eet to North avenue 

Leavitt street, from Cortland street to Hamburg street 

Leavitt street, from Madison street to Kinzie street 

Leavitt street, from Nineteenth street to Twenty-second street 

Lowe avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eighth street 

Lewis street, from Sophia street to Webster avenue 

Lincoln street, fi'om Jackson street to Van Buren street 

Lincoln street, from Van Buren street to Harrison street 

McReynolds street, from Paulina street to Wood street 

Macedonia street, from Ellen street to Division street 

Main street, from Archer avenue to Hickory street ,... 

Marshfield avenue, from Taylor street to Twelfth street 

Marshfield avenue, from Congress street to Polk street 

Millai-d avenue, from Twenty-fifth street to Twenty-sixth street 

Moore street, from Wood street to Robey street 

Myrtle street, from Birch street to Taylor street 

Newton street, from Thomas street to Division street 

Oakley street, from Ohio street to Huron street 

Oakley street, from North avenue to Monroe's Sub., Sec. 31 

Oakley street, from Twenty-second street to Moore street 

Ogden avenue, from (California avenue to Douglas avenue 

Ogden avenue, from Warren avenue to West Ma(li8(m street 

Ogden avenue, from Douglas Park avenue to Milliard avenue 

Ohio street, from Western avenue to Artesian avenue 

Park avenue, from Falls street to Turner's Sub., &c 

Paulina street, from Indiana street to Cornelia street 

Peoria street, from Fulton street to Milwaukee avenue 

Polk street, from State street to Clark street 

Polk str(!et, from Ilalsted street to Center avenue 

Quincy street, from Dearborn strcn^t to State street 

Quincy atrecit, from La Salle street to Market street 

Rebecca street, from Morgan streirt to Center avenue 

Robey street, from Madison street to Chicago avenue 

Sacramento street, from Madison street to Van Buren street 

Sacramento .street, from Madison street to Kinzie street 

Samuel street, from Chicago avenue to Division street 



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INDEX. 



XLIII 



SIDEWAKLS.— Concluded. 



Seventeenth street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street 

Sheffield avenue, from Clybourne avenue to North avenue 

Sholto street, from Harrison street to Gurley street 

Sixteenth street, from Halsted street to Union street 

State street, from Twenty-ninth street to Douglas avenue 

State street, from Twenty-second street to Twenty-fifth street... 

Stewart avenue, from Grove street to Twenty-second street 

Stearns street, from Halsted street to Main street 

St. Louis avenue, from Ogden avenue to West Twenty-second street.. 

Supei-ior street, from St. Clair street to terminus 

Taylor street, from Center avenue to Lytle street 

Third avenue, from Harrison street to Twelfth street 

Thirteenth place, from Wood street to Lincoln street 

Thirteenth place, from Blue Island avenue to Ashland avenue 

Thirteenth street, from Blue Island avenue to Ashland avenue 

Thirteenth street, from Wood street to Lincoln street 

Thirtieth street, from Cottage Grove avenue to Lake Park avenue 

Thirty-fourth street, from Halsted street to Emerald street 

Thirty-seventh street, from C, E. I. & P. R. R. to Indiana avenue.. .. 

Thirty -seventh street, from C, R. I. & P. R. R. to State street 

Thirty-eighth street, from Dearborn street to L. S. & M. S. R. R 

Thirty-eighth street, from Butterfield street to L. S. & M. S. R. R 

Thirty-eighth street, from Wallace street to Lowe avenue , 

Town court, from North avenue to terminus 

Trumbull street, from Sixteenth street to Ogden avenue 

Twelfth street, from Robey street to Ogden avenue 

Twelfth street, from Western avenue to California avenue 

Twenty-second street, from Clark street to Wentworth avenue , 

Twenty-second street, from State street to Clark street 

Twenty-second street, from Millard avenue to Central Park avenue., 
Twenty-fourth street, from Millard avenue to Central Park avenue.. 

Twenty-fourth street, from Millard avenue to Genesee avenue , 

Twenty-fifth street, from State street to Wentworth avenue 

Twenty-fifth street, from Central Park avenue to Genesee avenue 

Twenty-sixth street, from Western avenue to California avenue 

Twenty-sixth street, from State street to Wentworth avenue 

Twenty-sixth street, from Michigan avenue to Indiana avenue 

Twenty -seventh street, from Stewart avenue to Wallace street 

Twenty-ninth street, from State street to South Park avenue 

Twenty-ninth street, from Halsted street to Stewart avenue 

Ullman street, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue 

Union street, from Hubbard street to Ohio street 

Van Buren street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street 

Wabash avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street 

Wabansia avenue, from Wood street to Milwaukee avenue 

Wallace street, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue 

Warren avenue, from Ashland avenue to Ogden avenue 

Washtenaw avenue, from Ogden avenue to West Twelfth street 

Wayman street, from Union street to Halsted street 

Wells street, from Chicago avenue to Division street 

Western avenue, from North avenue to Milwaukee avenue 

Western avenue, from Moore street to the south branch 

Wood street, from Nineteenth street to Twentieth street 

York street, from Ashland avenue to Hermitage avenue 



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226 
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391 
637 
618 
330 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Alley, Blocks 1 and 10, Brand's Add., plank 

Alley, between Throop street, Loomis street. Thirteenth place and Thirteenth street, grade. 

Alley, Block 53, C. T. Sub., N. W. i^ Sec. 21, grade 

Alley, Block 6, Sampson & Green's Add., cinder 

Alley, Block 7, Sampson & Green's Add., cinder * 

Alley, between Throop street, Loomis street. Thirteenth place and Twelfth street, grade 

Archer avenue, from Halsted street to the river, pave 

Archer avenue, from Beers street to a point 148 feet N. E., filling 

Astor street, from Division street to Schiller street, fill 

Bryant avenue, pave in front of sundry lots on 

Center avenue, from Blue Island avenue to Twenty-second street, pave 

Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street, pave 

Chicago avenue, in front of Block 3, Bickerdike's Add., pave 

Chicago avenue, from Wood street to Grand avenue, macadamize 

Chicago avenue, in front of sundry lots, pave 

Clark street, in Block 124, S. S. Add., pave 

Clybourne avenue, from North avenue to Willow street, fill 



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INDEX. 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— Concluded, 



Cottage Grove avenue, in front of sundry lots in Ellis' Add., pave 

Dearborn street, from Illinois street to Indiana street, pave 

Deering street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street, fill.... 

Division street, from Clark street to Stone street, pave 

Eighteenth street, from Canalport avenue to Halsted street, pave 

Eighteenth street, from Throop street to Laflin street, fill 

Fifteenth street, from Throop street to Laflin street, fill 

Fifteenth street, from Canal street to Jefferson street, fill 

Finnell street, from Archer avenue to Wentworth avenue, fill 

Fourteenth street, from Stewart avenue to Blue Island avenue, pave 

Fourteenth street, from Loomis street to Laflin street, fill 

Franklin street, from Monroe street to Adams street, pave 

Fulton street, from Canal street to Elizabeth street, pave 

Haddock place, from Clark street to La Salle street, pave 

Haddock place, from Fifth avenue to La Salle street, pave 

Halsted street, from Twenty-second street to Archer avenue, pave 

Halsted street, from the north branch to Division street, fill 

Halsted street, from Division street to Fullerton avenue, fill 

Harrison street, from Laflin street to Ashland avenue, fill 

Hastings street, from Loomis street to Laflin street, fill 

Henry street, from Laflin street to Margaret street, fill 

Hubbard street, in front of sundry lots, pave 

Huron street, from State street to St. Clair street, pave 

Jackson street, from Halsted street to Aberdeen street, curb 

Jackson street, Ctark street to Fifth avenue, pave 

Jefferson street, from Harrison street to Twelfth street, pave 

Kinzie street, in front of sundry lots, 0. T., pave 

Laflin street, from Thirteenth street to Hastings street, fill 

Lake street, from Western avenue to E. 3^, S. E. i^, Sec. 12, pave 

La Salle street, from South Water street to Van Buren street, pave 

Madison street, in front of sundry lots, pave 

Madison street, from C. C. & I. C. R. R. to Crawford avenue, gravel 

Madison street, from Western avenue to Pollock Sub., pave 

Main street, from Archer avenue south, fill 

Margaret street, from West Fourteenth street to Henry street, fill 

McGlashan street, from Twenty-second street to Archer avenue, fill 

Michigan avenue, from Randolph street to Twelfth street, pave 

Michigan avenue, from Thirtieth street to Douglas avenue, gravel 

Morgan street, from Randolph street to Lake street, pave 

Oak street, from Rush street to Pine street, grading 

Ohio street, in front of sundry lots 

Quarry street, from Archer avenue to Cologne street, cinder 

Rebecca street, from Morgan street to Laflin street, fill • 

Rucker street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue, pave 

Rush street, from Chicago avenue to Oakwood street, pave 

School street, from Desplaines street to E. line B. 1, S. S. Add., pave 

Sixteenth street, from Michigan avenue to Prairie avenue, pave 

Sixteenth street, from Morgan street to Laflin street, fill 

State street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue, pave 

Taylor street, from Blue Island avenue to Throop street, pave 

Taylor street, from State street to Clark street, pave 

Thirteenth place, fi'om Loomis street to Laflin street, fill 

Thirteenth street, from Loomis street to Laflin street, fill 

Thirtieth street, from State street to Indiana avenue, pave 

Thirty-first street, in Sec. 27, pave 

Twelfth street, from Center avenue te Ashland avenue, pave 

Twelfth street, in front of sundry lots, pave 

Twenty-fifth street, from Wabash avenue to Calumet avenue, pave 

Vernon avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to northern terminus, pave.. 

Wabash avenue, in front of sundry lots, pave .^ 

Wabash avenue, in front of sundry lots, pave 

Wabash avenue, from Congress street to Twenty-second street, pave 

Walton place, from Dearborn street to Pine street, pave , 

Wells street, in front of sundry lots, pave 

White street, from Wells street to Market street, fill 

Williams street, from Aberdeen street to Center avenue, pave 



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VACATIONS. 



Alley, between Western avenue, Campbell avenue, Madison street and Monroe street- 
Alley, Block 2, University Sub., Sec. 34, 39, 14 

Alley, Block 9.3, W. }4 Sec. 27 

Alley, Block 2, Owsley's Sub., Sec. 18 

Alley, Lot 2, Block 14. Sec. 21, 39, 14 '. 



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VACATIONS— Concluded. 



Alley, Block 2, Travers' Sub., Sec. 23, 39, 14 

Alley, Block 90, S. S. Add 

Alley, Block 2, Union Park Add ■ 

Alley, W. 1^ Lot 13, Block 12, Rockwell's Add 

Alley, in Sub-Block 1, Block 18, Sheffield's Add 

Alley, Block 21, Sec '^O 

Alley, Lombard's Sud. Block 12, Harding's Sub. Sec. 11 

Alley, between Twenty-sixth street, Twenty-ninth street, Prairie avenue and Calumet avenue 

Johnson avenue, north of Twenty-seventh street 

Lumber street, from Throop street to Sampson's canal 

Seymour street lost 36 

Street, Block 3, W. part Ellis' Add 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 



Archer avenue, from Halsted street to the river 

Blue Island avenue, from Sixteenth street to Ashland avenue 

Bryant avenue, from Vincennes avenue to Stanton avenue 444 

Center street, from Franklin street to Lincoln avenue 382 

Clark street, from Wells street to Fullerton avenue ' 10 

Eighteenth street, from Canalport avenue to Halsted street 

Forrest avenue, from Thirty-first to Douglas avenue 390 

Jefferson street, from Twelfth street to Twenty-second street 10 

Lake street, from Western ave to C. & N. W. R. R 434 

Market street, from Madison street to Van Buren street 10 

Thirtieth street, from State street to Indiana avenue 382 

Twenty-fifth street, from Wabash avenue to Calumet avenue 382 

Washington street, from Leavitt street to C. & N. W. R. R 

William street, from Aberdeen street to Center avenue | 382 



42 



261 



42 
390 
444 
382 

10 
390 
390 

10 
434 

10 



382 



PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



Annual report West Park Commissioners Filed 94 

Asking extension pound limits S. & A., W. D. 522 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 



Abatement of nuisance oh Washington street F. & W. 203 

American Gas Co. to furnish street lamps Gr. L. 137 

Architects, on foundations of Custom House, report of Pub. 331 

Architects, on foundations of Custom House, report of ..Filed 375 

Armories, for militia, for rent of Finance 209 

Armory for 1st Regiment, for rent of. Finance 514 

Arnold street, to change name of. S. & A., S. D. 379 

Babcock extinguishers, for purchase of. .....F. & W. 642 

Baggott, E., rel. to thefts of lead pipe... Police 164 

Baker, C. H., concerning Globe Gas Co G. L. 74 

Baldwin, S. D., to furnish gas governors Cr. L. 112 

Barth, H., for remission of fine Finance 515 

Bell at Wabash avenue crossing, for removal of S. & A., S. T>. 642 

Billiard licenses, for rebate on Licences 15 

Bissell & Hurlbut, for permission to lay gas main S. & A., S. D. 474 

Boone, L. D.. for compensation for buggy Finance 392 

Boser & Boese, for dock front H. & B. 474 

Bowen, Jas., for compeniation for damages G. L. 533 



XLVI INDEX 



PAGE. 



Boye, J. A., for compensation for damages Finance To 

Brennan, P., for compensation for injuries If^^^^t^ oq 

Brenwald, C, for appointment as weigher ^*b w oqq 

Bi-idge over river at Washington street for •£. i". W. Z66 

Bridge tenders, for full pay for months of Nov. and Dec Iinanee 533 

Buckley, J., for compensation for injuries Finance 362 

Buckley, Jas., for compensation for injuries imance 533 

Building Inspectors, for more pay o'T'a ^^^rf Ir 

Burton place, to name certain alley ». & A.; -«• "■ ^o 

Callaghan, Margaret, for compensation Imance JL5 

Carey, P., for compensation for damages l^inance A6 

Cattle, to prohibit driving through streets, &c c'T'l' "q vi'-*^® ttl 

Cattle, to repeal ordinance concerning driving ». « A.,6Viv. 4Ub 

Chapin Bros., to lay track on West Water street ........K. K. y5 

Charles place, to repeal ordinance for paving »• « A., fe. V. Z44 

Chicago Gas Fixture Co., to light city with oil •••.-•G. h. 94 

Chicago Turngemeinde, relative to celebration of July i, 1876 J<mance 57b 

Chicago & Englewood Horse R. R. Co., for right of way K. B. 499 

Chicago & Englewood Horse R. R. Co., for right of way K. R. 515 

Chicago & Maywood R. R. Co., for right of way :tiled ib 

Chicago & Southern R. R. Co., to lay'track on Kedzie avenue R- R. b4^ 

Chicago Plate & Bar Mill Co., to lay track on Thirty-first street R. R. ^3 

Chicago City Railway Co., relative to employing conductors, etc :•••••■••••■■• v;-^-^- „q* 

Cindering alley from Twelfth street to Thirteenth street, between Throop street and Loomis street, for B. P. W. Z90 

Cindering alley', B. 53, C. T. Sub , Sec. 21, for B. P. W. 305 

Cindering alley, B. 2, Sampson & Green's Add., for B. ±\ W. 66^ 

City Hall and Court House, concerning erection of 'v■^^ ono 

City Hall and Court House, concerning erection of ^"ed 2U^ 

City Hall and Court House, concerning erection of •••;-t^- ^- ^i« 

City Hall, concerning stone cutting for '-S^P^ W^ ^9 

Cleaning paved streets a"l"\ ot^' k^c 

Consumers' Gas Co., for franchise , ••••^- & |-> ^ ^l"^- ^3^ 

Consumers' Gas Co., for franchise c f a ' w i^" ^r^ 

Cox street, change name of S. & A., W. 1). 5bO 

County Commissioners, to play game ball, &c Acceptea Mb 

Crocker, J. B., for compensation for damages c"fc" a w^rf i^ 

Depot place, to change name of. ^- * ^•^^■"- J.^ 

Disturbances at Silver Leaf Grove, concerning ^.i-oiice zuy 

Donovan & Donohue's employes, for pay, &c finance du 

Duane, P., for compensation for injuries 'r^p^'w^ oaq 

Dyer pavement, for use of ^.^- "'• jj^ 

Esebett, Marian, for compensation for injuries J^mance 44U 

Extension of N. Franklin street, for ••■• •••-;;-jr ^ io^ 

Faulkner, W. J., for use of water meter Pub. and F. & W. 135 

Fill Astor street, to •^- ^- ^- ^?? 

Fill Catherine street, to :P- ^- ^- f^^ 

Fill Eighteenth street, to n" wV. i' oaq 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, repairs needed for ^"""i-^ w ir? 

Firemen, for extra compensation *: * ^- j^°^ 

Firemen, for increase of salary n" wt'^^^ oao 

Firemen for increase of salary Com. Who e 24. 

Firemen, for increase of salary ^°°\i^^^%^^ 

Fire plugs in Third avenue, for w i. p r ilk 

Fitzgerald, Wm., for purchase reservoir lot... n +^ am 

Flagman at Twenty-seventh street and Twenty-eighth street,- for Orrantea 4b/ 

Foley, P., for compensation for damages finance A6 

Foley, P., to be refunded money deducted from his salary "p p^ w* It 

Foley & Carey, for compensation for damages B. P. VV. 4^ 

French Benevolent Society, concerning money in hands of Gov. Morgan . ......._jJud. 379 

Fullerton avenue conduit, for completion of »• & A., JN. V. 3b3 



Gas on Aberdeen street. 

Gas on Barber street 

Gas on Brown street , 

Gas on Bunker street.... 
Gas on Elston avenue... 

Gas on Green street 

Gas on Hinman street... 
Gas on Hoyne street 



G. L. 428 

.B. P. W. 244 
..Granted 338 

G. L. 392 

.B. P. W. 82 
.B. P. W. 137 
.B. P. W. 412 
.B. P. W. Ill 
.B. P. W. 405 



Gas on Maxwell sti„„ - _, _ 



B P. W. 15 
B. P. W. 379 
B. P. W. 137 

G. L. 538 

.Granted 338 
G. L. 555 



Gas on North avenue 

Gas on Bidgeville road 

Gas (jn Sliurtleff avenue 

Ga.s on State state 

Gas on Thirtieth stniet 

Gas on Union street 

Gas on Wesson street 

Gates, P. W., for side track on West Water street f- ^- ^-^j' 

Gare, John, to light stre^as with oil ^"■^'w f^r 

Gillespie, Major, concerning bar in harbor ^- ^- vv. ar>o 

Grade of Milwaukee avenue at viaduct u'T'^' ^ t>' ?>±j 

Grade of North avenue, to change !>• « ^^^•"- ^*^ 

Grades in North Division U'Va fni;" d77 

Gyles, J. F., concerning pavement »• *• ^^p ^i^. ^u 

Hanbm, Martin, for compensation for damages to carriage Finance 8i 

Hannan, Mary, for remission of fine t"'^^f Ho 

Hay Market, N. D., for Markets 379 



INDEX. XLVII 

PAGE. 

Hayden, M., for lamps on Oak street Finance 575 

Healey, P. J., for compensation for boarding stray horse Finance 118 

Healey, P. J., compensation for boarding stray horse, etc Finance 412 

Heeney, John, for compensation for injuries , Finance 39 

Hess, E., for appointment as City Weigher Markets 392 

Honore Building, for lease of P. B. 40 

Honore street, to change name of. S. & A., W. D. 466 

Horner, Henry, withdrawing offer to sell land Filed 203 

Horse railway on W. North avenue, for R. R. 23 

Horse railway on Ogden avenue, for S. & A., W. D. 315 

Horse railway on "Wentworth avemie and Dearborn street, for , S. & A., S. D. 338 

Huron street, for repeal of ordinance for paving S. & A., N. D. 68 

Improve alley from Throop street to Loomis street B. P. W. 261 

Improve alley in Blk. 6, Sampson & Green's Add Granted 290 

Improvement of Division, to postpone S. & A., K D. 208 

Improvement of Halsted street S. & A., N. D. 495 

Improvement of Lake street B. P. W. 412 

Improvement Oak avenue B. P. W. 306 

Improvement of Ogden avenue B. P. W. 209 

Improvement of Stewart avenue , S. & A., S. D. 499 

Ingalls Gas Governor, concerning G. L. 466 

Ingalls Gas Governor, concerning G. L. 642 

Jacobs, S., for appointment as City Weigher Markets 137 

Jennings & Congor, for compensation for horse Finance 429 

Jorgensen, N. H., concerning street signs Police 378 

Jorgensen, N. H., concerning street signs P. B. 466 

Kaul, C. L., for compensation for injuries Finance 515 

Kennedy, W. W., for compensation for desk Finance 642 

Kissam street, to change name of. ,S. & A., W. D. 163 

Light streets with oil S. & A., W. D. 486 

Lippincott, 0., for compensation for powder Finance 429 

Loveless, B., for appointment as weigher Markets 68 

Ludlow, W. 0., concerning famine in Kansas Filed 24 

McBride, Theresa, for compensation, etc Finance 515 

McComb, John, for compensation for injui^es Finance 555 

McEwen planing mill, concerning S. & A., N. D. 195 

McKichan, S., for track on Stewart avenue R. R. 68 

McKichan, S., for track on Stewart avenue R. R. 163 

McManus, J. B., for compensation for damages Finance 428 

McNichols, Jas., for compensation for damages Finance 495 

Maloney, Thos., for relief Finance 199 

Milk dealers, rel. to adulteration, &c Markets 338 

Moody, Lowell, for appointment as weigher Markets 74 

Morse, Wm., for compensation for injuries Finance 200 

Nellis, F. E., for rebate on taxes Sel. Com. 515 

Nink, A., compensate workmen of. Finance 515 

Noonan, John, for compensation for horse Finance 68 

North, N., for compensation for injuries Finance 40 

Olcott, 0., for compensation for buildings, &c Finance 112 

O'Malley Bro's, for permission to erect slaughter house Granted 363 

Oil lamps on Clybourne avenue B. P. W. 208 

Open alley from Vincennes avenue to Stanton avenue S. <fe A., S. D. 82 

Open alley from Twenty-ninth street to Thirtieth street, between Wabash and Michigan avenues S. & A.,'s. D. 305 

Open Butterfield street S. & A., S. D. 305 

Open Calumet avenue, repeal ordinance to S. & A., S. D. 413 

Open Church street S. & A.J'n. D. 36 

Open Congress street .-. S. & A., W. D. 378 

Open Congress street S. & A., W. D. 560 

Open Falls street B. P. W. 405 

Open Milwaukee avenue B. P. W. 162 

Open Seymour street S. & A., W. D. 68 

Open Seymour street S. & A., W. D. 75 

Open street in West Division S. & A.' W. D. 538 

Open street between Vincennes and Langley avenues b! P. W. 119 

Open Thirty-seventh street S. & A., S. D. 39 

Open Wabash avenue S. & A. S. D. 40 

Open Walnut street S. & A., W. d! 484 

Open Whitney street b'. P. W. 118 

Palmer, P., to furnish police uniforms Police 462 

Pardee, Theron, for new deed Jud. 118 

Parish, Eva C, for compensation for injuries Finance 36 

Parsons, A., concerning gas governor Gr. L. 137 

Parsons' gas governor Q., l_ 412 

Paul, S. M., relative to sale of railroad tickets Local Asst. 24 

Pave Chicago avenue .'..... s. & A., W. D. 163 

Pave Randolph street S. & A., S. D. 642 

Pave Vernon avenue B. P. W. 40 

Pick, A., giving notice of his appointment as Austrian Consul , Filed 462 

Piper, R. W., fire-proof building material F. & W. 16 

Police Station, West Division, purchase site for '. W. & P. G. 379 

Police Station, West Division, sell land for W.' & P.' G. 428 

Polling place. Seventeenth ward, to change S. & A., N. D. 642 

Potwin & Corby, offer land for school site Schools 82 

Privy vaults, cleaning, &c Jud. 379 

Eailroad track on Clark street, to remove R. r| 533 

Railroad track on Clark street, to remove S. & A., S. J). 643 



XLVIII INDEX. 



PASE. 



Belief and Aid Society, examine books of. s" &'a N D 110 

Kemove obstructions from Carroll street Police 137 

Remove truck stand from Market street Finance 428 

Reuss, Jos., for damages '.".'.V.S. & A.. N. B. 514 

Ritchie place, to change name ot S & A W D 642 

Robey street, change roadway of. Finance 118 

Rounsavel, R. C, for rebate on assessment Finance 613 

Rounsavel, R. C, relief from assessment Police 88 

Scavenger work, concerning - •_ ;y.'.y.'.'.'.".'.'"Finance 369 

Schloetzer, Geo., for back pay.. Schools 555 

School site on Townsend street............. Schools 94 

School site corner Van Buren and Paulina streets ■.■.'.*."".'.'".'"'.'.£?. W. 137 

Sewer on Archer avenue !!!!]. !..!!!b! P. W. 163 

Sewer on Ashland avenue ■■" .""b- P- W. Ill 

Sewer on Bloomingdale road ....b' p! w". 82 

Sewer on Chapin street • ^ p ■^' 4^05 

Sewer on Cologne street ..............B. P. W. 164 

Sewer on Curtis street ...."..........B. P. W. 137 

Sewer on Dearborn street • .".".". b! P. w". 137 

Sewer on Harrison street - i!.!.!.!B! P. W. 315 

Sewer on Harrison street /..'...... .B. P. W. 94 

Sewer on Holt street y..!!!"!]!!!!..".B. P. w! 184 

Sewer on Kroger street • ..........B. P. W. 538 

Sewer on Lincoln place ....B. P. W. 315 

Sewer on Ogden avenue ' !!.!!!b1 p' W. 119 

Sewer on Paulina street g" p" y^' g^2 

Sewer on Prairie avenue .............B. p! w! 162 

Sewer on Ray avenue • ........B. P. W. 118 

Sewer on Rucker street .B. P. W. 118 

Sewer on Snell street S '& A* S D 538 

Sewer on Thirty-first street B P. W. 363 

Sewer on Warren avenue -g' p' ^" 353 

Sewer on "Warren avenue g p' y^' g^. 

Sewer on Wentworth avenue "^' p* y^' ^^j 

Sewer on Wood street............... ."."."!!.'.'."".'.'.'.Finance 261 

Shanley, J. M., to be refunded fine ^ ^ gg 

Shedd & Co., to lay track on Stewart avenue '.".'.'. b"p."w'. 642 

Sidewalk on Belmont avenue .....B. p! W. 379 

Sidewalk on Dearborn street ..B. V. W. 392 

Sidewalk on Ellis avenue -g' p" -^' ^^2 

Sidewalk on Eleventh street SA A. S. d'. 515 

Sidewalk on Fifth avenue ^'p 'y^' 95 

Sidewalk on Forrest avenue Granted 466 

Sidewalk on Hermitage avenue ^ p ^ 15 

Sidewalk on Hinman street "■g' p' -^' ^2 

Sidewalks at Lawndale g" p' t^' 95 

Sidewalk on Lincoln and Robey streets g* p* ^' ^^^ 

Sidewalk on Madison street g" p' y^^' q^^ 

Sidewalk on Meagher street "^' p' -^y' ^28 

Sidewalk on Monroe street -g' p^ y^^' ^q 

Sidewalk on Oakley street s'&A W. D. 378 

Sidewalk on Oakley street g' ^'y^' 495 

Sidewalk on Oakley street '-g' p_' y^' 251 

Sidewalk on Park avenue ...B. P. W. 88 

Sidewalk on Rebecca street d"&,\ N D 111 

Sidewalk space on Rush street, to widen ^-'p •^' -j^g^ 

Sidewalk on Thirty-sixth street -g" p" ^' y^^ 

Sidewalk on Thirty-eighth street Granted 486 

Sidewalk on Twelfth street S & A W. D. 560 

Sidewalk on Twelfth street '"' g p 't^' 555 

Sidewalk on Twentieth street Vb p' W.' 642 

Sidewalk on Vernon avenue 's"& A S D 2'>6 

Sidewalk space on Wabash avenue, to change • '^^ jj'p ■■^' 495 

Sidewalk on Warren avenue • i. ..B P. W. 642 

Sidewalk on Wood street Markets 119 

Spang, F., for appointment as Weigher Finance 163 

Smith, G. W. for remission of fine Finance 208 

Swedish Lutheran Church, for remission of tax ^ j^ ^^^ 

Teahen, John, for relief. p' g' ^gg 

Tilley, Thos., on city hall plans p" g" ^gg 

Tilley, Thos., on city hall plans.... Finance 643 

Tilley, Thos., for compensation for services Finance 428 

Tobin, R., for compensation for damages V. p y^ -2 

Vacatealley, B. 14, C.T.Sub., Sec..21 s"& A. S. d! 39 

Vacate Fontiiine street g' ^ ^■' g' jy' q^2 

Vacate certain streets in Brighton •' • • 

Vacate Throop street, between bridge and Twenty-second street H & B 474 

Vansteenburg, Jos., for permission to build dock ^ p ^- .^^ 

Viaduct at Blue Island avenue « \fr A N T) 643 

Voting places in Eighteenth ward, to change o. a, ^ . . ^^^ 

Wahl Bros., to build bridge over river .■.^^l.'.'.Com. Whole 243 

Water pipes, for appropriation tor B P W. 203 

Water on Bloom street g' p' i^' jg 

Water on Chicago avenue g" p" y^' 244 

Water on "F" street g' p -y^' 43^2 

Water on Henry street ' ■> ' '"" ' 



INDEX. ^ XLIX 

PAGE. 

Water on Lowe avenue B. P. W. 337 

Water on Seventeenth street B. P. W. 467 

Water pipes in Thirteenth ward B. P. W. 209 

Water on Thirty-fifth street B. P. W. 428 

Water on Washington street B. P. W. 445 

Water on Forrest avenue B. P. W. 392 

Widen North State street, compensation for land taken to Finance 244 

Widen North State street, concerning assessment to Finance 515 

Widen Thirty-ninth street S. & A., S. D. 538 

Wells street, to change name of North S. & A., N. D, 202 

Western Excelsior Gas Co., concerning oil lamps G. L. 94 

Williams, Wm., for appointment as Weigher Markets 137 

Willshire, B., offering to sell compass used in laying out Fort Dearborn Finance 111 



RELIEF AND AID SOCIETY. 

Annual report, seventeenth Filed 79 

Annual report, eighteenth Filed 586 



REMONSTRANCES. 

Cattle on public streets, against allowing Police 163 

Cattle to run at large, against allowing S. & A., W. D. 261 

Chicago & Englewood Horse Railway, against S. & A., S. D. 485 

Chicago, Millington & Western Railroad, against R. R. 499 

Cindering Quarry street, against S. & A., S. D. 379 

Engine house on North Dearborn street, against maintaining F. & W. 162 

Filling Clybourne avenue, against S. & A., N. D. 485 

Filling Eighteenth street, against B. P. W. 485 

Gas Companies, against passing ordinances for new S. & A., 3 Div. 576 

Grade of North avenue, against raising S. & A., N. D. 261 

Improvement of Clybourne avenue, against S. & A., N. D. 244 

Improvement of Eagle street, against S. & A., W. D. 290 

Improvement of Fifteenth street, against S. & A. W. D. 440 

Improvement of Jefferson street, against S. & A., W. D. 39 

Improvement of Jefferson street, against S. & A., W. D. 89 

Improvement of Micliigan avenue, against S. & A., S. D. 515 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth street, against S. & A., S. D. 555 

Improvement of Townsend street, against S. & A., N. D. 244 

Improvement of White street, against S. & A., N. D. 198 

Long John Lit, against sale of W. & P. G. 94 

Milk Inspector, against passage of ordinance concerning yi Markets 476 

Opening alley from Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth street, betwefen Prairie and Indiana avenues, against. ..S. & A., S. D. 209 

Opening alley between Leavitt and Oakley streets, against S. & A., W. D. 428 

Opening alley B. 26, C. T. Sub , Sec. 17, against S. & A., W. D. 440 

Opening alley Lot 4, B. 3, Ellis' W. Add., against S. & A., S. D. 515 

Opening Church street, against S. & A., N. D. 39 

Opening street from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eighth street, against S. & A., S. D, 226 

Opening Thirtieth straet against S. & A., S. D. 412 

Paving Cass street, against S. & A., N. D. 23 

Paving Center street, against S. & A., N. D. 40 

Paving Center avenue, against S. & A. W. D, 183 

Paving Townsend street, against S. & A., N. D. 378 

Paving Townsend street, against S. & A., N. D. 379 

Paving Union Park place, against S. & A., W. D. 315 

Railroad track on Clark street, against R. R. 555 

Railroad on Dearborn street, against S. & A., S. D. 338 

Railroad on Fourth avenue, against S. & A., S. D. 228 

Railroad on Lexington street, against R. R. 515 

Railroad on Polk street, against i R. R. 499 

Railroad on Polk street, against R. R. 515 

Railroad on Stewart avenue, against R. R. 74 

Railroad on Stewart avenue, against R. R. 95 

Railroad on Wabash avenue, against S. & A., S. D, 24 

Railroad on Thirty-first street, against R. R. 40 

Railroad on Thirty-first street, against R. R, 42 

Railroad on Thirty-first street, against R. R. 69 

School house, corner Wabash avenue and Eda street, against building Schools 243 

Sidewalk on Belden avenue, against passage of ordinance for B. P. W. 39 

Sidewalk on South Dearborn street, against S. «& A., S. D. 466 

Venon avenue, against paving. B. P. W. 137 

Voting place, Seventeenth ward, against changing S, & A., N. D. 642 



L INDEX. 

RESIGNATION. 

Drake, John B., ivs Firo Commissioner 



PAOK. 

.Filed 33 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Adams, Francis, concerning salary of ^"'"^aSSI 673 

Adams, Francis, concerning salary of. • ^"X^' -j, ' 

Architects for City Hall, selection of. ""p •^' "^ 

Architect for City Hall, elect third finance' 249 

Assessors' Books, permit town to use Po ioe 18^ 

Board of Police, to abolish ■■ Finance 46G 

Boord of Public Works, for list of employes of. vH ', tr^H 48Q 

Board of Public Works, for list of employes of. idonted 111 

Bridges, concerning opening of. - Adouted 110 

Bridge at Deering street, construction of. • Adonted 111 

Bridge at North avenue, construction of. R B 485 

Chicago City Railway, concerning " ■ g ^g^ 

Chicago Eiver, dredging Adonted 522 

City Certificates, issue of. , AdSSed 74 

City Court, concerning ^^^ ^g 

City Deposits, interest on i?ji^nnf« S8 

City Hall Fund, money to credit of -Binanwj oo 

City Hall, construction of ;:VZ;ZZ'VZ'.Z: Adapted 111 

City Hall, to rent ^ o gng 

City Hall in West Division, to build t;"' ggo 

City Hull, have County erect ■ ., .- oo. 

City Hall, have County erect Finance 555 

City Hall, have County erect Unan^e |5o 

City mai, plans for ;:"v:;::v.:;;v:3.;;::Ad;)pted 440 

City Hall, plans ^j^^ ^gg 

City Hall, erection of. :.V.;V.V.V.V.V.".V.'.V *.■.■.■;.■. Adopted 510 

City Hall, erection of. ^ g 53Y 

City Hall, erection of..... • TPinn'Tioe 5^8 

City Hall, exclude prison labor from cutting stone for Adnnted fi4S 

City Hall, exclude prison labor from cutting stone for Aut^i^i o* 

City Hall, construct foundations of. A",i;^nVpd T^i 

City Offices on February fed, close Adonted 163 

City Offices on May 13, close ^dop ^d IW 

City Offices on July 5, close AdoSed 560 

City Offices on February 22, close ..._ Adonted 199 

Collector's Office, asking names of persons employed m Jud 378 

Collector's Office, to abolish Adnnted 290 

Comptroller to give deed to F. Wacher Jud 112 

Contracts, payments on account of *A*douted 471 

Council, print rules of. 'j .. ^ ^4^ 

Courier, designated as city printer Adonted 203 

Courts, refusing use of council chamber to A^X.-taH pop 

/-. 4.,. n c,„ .,f ^,>„r.^n ^Viamhrn- fn Aoopieu <s^w 



Courts, granting use of council chamber to. 



.Adopted 237 



Custom House, concerning construction of Twhled 244 

Custom House, refusing to pay architects for examining Filed 262 

Dredging river j^ ^B 290 

Dredging river Adonted 35 

Election on incorporating under general law auuj.j.-ru 

Election on incorporating under general law, appointing judges for............. l^n'ntpri 199 

Election on incorporating under general law, appointing judges and clerks for Adonted 144 

Election on incorporating under general la\v, print ballots for Adopted 184 

■ 379 

Jud. 427 



Election on incorporating, etc., concerning frauds in Adonted 

Election under new charter I ^ 

Election for city officers Adonted 436 

T?1„^*,„., <•„.. /«U„ ^ffir-ara AUOpiBU "±00 



Election for city officers 



.Tabled 618 



Election, to call an , , 

Elected officers, power of Mayor to remove •' , • 

Elected officers, power of Mayor to remove "Trilpd' 494 

Elected officers, power of Mayor to remove Tabled 505 

Election for Mayor, mandamus for ArinntAd f^nr. 

Election for Mayor, mandamus for Tud 559 

Election for Mayor, to call an \: .p„ 

Election for Mayor, to call an •;""• """^ 

Election for Mayor, to call an • "i""' ' "" 

p:iection for Mayor, to call an •!""• ^"" 

Election for Mayor, to call an ^J"'", ^3^ 

Election for Mayor, to call an Adonted 674 

Election for Mayor, legality of. V": V",-" AdTtod 699 

Election for citv officers under new charter, and appointing judges and clerks a^ H^h 7^ 

Engine house site in vicinity of North avenue and Leavitt street, purchase of. ''^°'^''?? '*j 

Engine house on Third avenue Adnntpd 118 

Bniine house on Third avenue Adopted us 



INDEX LI 

PAGE. 

Exposition building, use of Local Ass'ts 23 

Exposition building, use of. Filed 53 

Exposition building, use of V/ "///.... .....B. P. W. 163 

Exposition building, use of. ....!^V.V"....V^V.V..V,..'..*...W. & P. G. 466 

Exposition building, rent received from .'..'.."..'.'."'.".'.."...V.'.'.V.'.V."!,'... .Finance 466 

Exposition building, lease of. ......!!..!!.."!!!"!.!.!...."! Pub. 490 

Eire box, corner Twenty-fifth street and Butler street !!!.V..'....."!....!^......"!!...............Adopted 68 

Fire box, corner Twenty-fourth street and Portland avenue .".'.!!. '...[..Adopted 68 

Fire box, corner Twenty-eighth street and Hanover street Adopted 68 

Fire alarm telegraph, efficiency of Adopted 428 

Fire Wardens, duties of. !!.. ".■'.■'.■■.'.■.'.'.■".■.■.■..■.■.■.Adopted 23 

Fire works on July 4th, permit use of. Adopted 286 

Franklin street, concerning opening of .*..'. ..'.'.,..'.".'.*."!!..". Adopted 208 

French Aid Fund in hands of E. D. Morgan .V.'."!!!!.*.'.','...*.*.'.'.'.V."...'...''..."!!........Adopted 436 

FuUerton avenue conduit, settlement with Norris & Co., for .'!]..'..".'.'!!!.'.'..'.'!.'.".'.'.".'.'.*.,...!! Jud 35 

Fullerton avenue conduit, settlement with Norris & Co., for ...'.■......".'.'...'...'.'....'.......'....Pub 68 

Fullerton avenue conduit, settlement with Norris & Co., for '..'..■■.■■.■..■.■.■■.'.■.■.'..'..■.■.■.'."........Adopted 112 

Fullerton avenue conduit, completion of .'..,... .'.'.'.■.'.'.'.'.'........... 8. '& A. N D 253 

Fullerton avenue conduit, settlement, &c .'.'.'.'..■.'.'.'.'..'.".'.'.'.'."...'.'.'.'..'.'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.".'.','.'.'.'.'.'..'. Finance 261 

Fullerton avenue conduit, completion of. '.............'.'.'.'.!'.'.'.'.'.*'.'.'.'.'.'...!.!!.. .Finance 261 

Fullerton avenue conduit, completion of. ..........'.'.!!.'.'....'.'.!','......S. & A. N. D. 337 

Gambling houses, suppression of. .......'.........................."... .IPolice 24 

Gas companies, ordinances for new '.'.'...'.......'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'..'.'.'.'.... .......G. L 114 

Harrison street bridge, condemn land for *."..*.".*.■.■.'.*'.■.'.'.'.■.■.*.■..■.■............■..'.'.'.'.'.'.','.".'.'.".'.'.'. .'...A(^^^^ 163 

Horse railways in N. D., extend time for construction of. ...........".....'.'.....S. & A., N. D. 514 

Hoi-se cars, power of Council to order railway companies to run extra Adopted 137 

Horse railway on Milwaukee avenue, etc E jj 379 

Horse railway on Wabash avenue .V.'.*.*.*.'.'.'."........................ ....^^^^^^^^^ 2 

House of Correction, expunge charges against superintendent of, from record '....."..!.'.'...'!.! Adopted 405 

Improvement of West Division street S&A W D 203 

Improvement of Western avenue ...." '."....'.".'.,'..'.'.".'.".'...' Adopted 262 

Incorporation act, concerning Adopted 95 

Incorporation act, publish ..".'...".'.'.'................ Jud 137 

Incorporation act, publish ".', Adopted 144 

Insurance tax, collection of. [ '.'.■.■.[[[.■.■.'.■.'.'.■.'".[[[[[.■.'[.■[".■[.■.■.■.■.■.■"['.■.■."Adopted 555 

Inter-Ocean, as Corporation printer, designate Lost .539 

Lake front, to sell p^^l, 44Q 

Lake front, to sell [[[.[[[["[[[[[[""[[[[[[[['.[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[A^iopted 445 

Lake front, to sell j^^ 4^5 

Lake front, to sell... [.[[Z[.'.'V.";[[[[[:[[[[[[[[;[[[[[[[;.VZ[[[[[[[[[[[[[Finance 462 

liake tront, injunction against sale of. Adopted 467 

Lake front, sale of. ................[[[[[[[[[.......[[[. Pub 561 

Lamps on Wood street [ ' Adopted 111 

Lamps^ repair broken [..[[.[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[Adopted 112 

Land, leases of city Adopted 290 

Lioaging houses, concerning Finance 412 

Lumber street, removal of obstructions from '. .... Adonted 562 

McClory, death of Aid. P. C [[[[[.[[[[[[[[[[[[[■[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[Adopted 598 

Jfletropolitan Kaiiway Co., concerning j{ jj ^99 

Metropolitan Railway Co., injunction against [[...[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[.[.[[[[[[ Jud 879 

Metropolitan Eailway Co., injunction against [[.'..'.'..[.....'.'..'.'..[.[...["[' Pub 393 

Metropolitan Railway Co., injunction against .'[...[[[.[[.[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[Filed 404 

Metropolitan Railway Co., concerning ,. Pu]j 529 

^i?.^}S*J'?,f*^"^?*' ^y P"^ate contract, pave.... , .'.'...'[.■[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[.'.'[.'.'[.'.■.■.■.'.■.■.■[.■[[.'.■Adopted 208 

Mihtia bill, asking passage of Adopted 81 

Money due city from county Adopted 40 

Night scavenger work Adopted 305 

Conner, J to pay ^7o to Adopted 318 

0'Conner,Mrs topay$1.5to Adopted 339 

Open alley, B. 117, S. S. Add Adopted 137 

Police, concerning Police 467 

Police, concerning p^l^ goj 

Printing, concerhing city [.[[[V;;:[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[:[[[[[[[[[[[[printing 476 

Printer, election of. p^^^ 47^ 

Printer, election of [[[.[[[[.[[[ Post .554 

Printing in German "' " j^^^j l^gg 

P^V;i^*n^i" German [...[[..[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[pub[ 491 

Public Library Adopted 289 

Revision of ordinances Adopted 436 

Revision of ordinances ' j^^l ^gg 

Relief and Aid Society, examine books of. [...[.[[[[[[[[[.[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ [[[[c R 137 

Relief and Aid Society, examine books of. ....[.[...[...[[[.[[ Pub 230 

Relief and Aid Society, examine books of. [.[.[[[[[[[[.'[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ iriled 26'' 

Removal of tr^ck from Clark street [[[[..[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ R R 162 

Road in Lake View, dedicate land for [..[[..[[[[[[[.....[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Adopted 67 

Rounsavell, R. C, concerning claim of. [.. ■.*[ Adopted 647 

Salaries of employes of Boards of Education and Public Works, to reduce Adopted 281 

Salaries of employes of Board of Education Finance 363 

Sale of vacant city property ;..[.[[[..[[.'.'.'.'.'.'[.'[[[[[[.'.'.'.'.'.'.'[[[[.'[[[Adoptpd .52 

Scavenger, private dock for , YVh Piiv 363 

School accommodations in N. D [..[[.[.[[[[[[[.■[[[[[.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■[[.■[.■.'.'[[[[[[[.'[[.. ..s'chools ' 68 

School land, concerning arrearages of rent for Adopted 24 

School land, appraisement of Sehnnl'? 119 

Sewer on Halsted street , [[[.[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[s[ A^A^ITS JJ? 

Sidewalks, enforce ordinance concerning Adopted 88 

Sidewalk on Noble street Adopted 673 



Lll 



NDEX 



Slaugbteriug within city limits .'.V......... 

Stewart avenue, repair ...••• !.".'.".'... 

Stewart avenue, improvement ot. 

Stewart avenue, tmprovement of ".'.".."."...*.'.'.*.'.'.'.'"..! 

Streets, cleaning ''\[\ 

Street cars on Clark street '••••••• 

Street laborers, pay _"_■ _^_ 

Street lamps, change burners on 

Street lamps, concerning ' * 

Street lamps, concerning unnecessary............. • -• 

Taxes, asking names of people delinquent, etc 

Teachers, employment of non-resident 

Teachers, employment of non-resident 

Townsend street, by private contract, pave • ;;;.V;.""'.'.".'V,.. 

Uniforms for police 

Uniforms for police..... ..••■•• ''""" 

Union depots, concerning bill tor.... 

y2^!;!;?:^Bl^IsSaV;^ue;X;h='^enu^=Mn-u^ 

S£SVrurS^£s^;;VtoThirteenS-8^;et^ 

Wabash llZl: Thirteenth street to Twenty-second street, Paje-. ...... ....... 

Water mains, re-lay ..•.•• " 

Western avenue, improvement of. 

Western avenue, improvement of. 

Widen West Twelfth street.... • '"' 

Wilson, Hon. Henry, death of. 



Adopted 560 

,.S. & A., S. D. 112 

, Pub. 134 

Adopted 147 

Finance 290 

Adopted 203 

Adopted 645 

G. L. 379 

Tabled 486 

Tabled 486 

Adopted 40 

Pub. 253 

Tabled 362 

Adopted 412 

, Police 466 

Adopted 531 

Adopted 88 

Adopted 673 

Adopted 24 

Adopted 75 

...S. & A., S. D. 306 
..S. &A., S. D. 306 

B. P. W. 379 

Pub. 218 

Adopted 262 

Adopted 74 

Adopted 445 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 



Building ordinance 

Cattle, driving, &c ..."......'.'. 

Cattle, driving, &c .'..*.'..'.... 

Cattle, driving, &c * 

Collectors, compensate town 

Fire alarm telegraph, efficiency of 

Horse Eailroads, on amending Sec. 11, Chap. 41, B. 0., co°^«™|°f;-;;; 

Lake front, sale of. '.".'..'.'.'. 

Lake front, sale of. 

Ogden ditch, concerning •• 

Prindiville, B., on appointment of.. •••••••••••• 

Belief and Aid Society, on examining books ot. 

Belief and Aid Society, on examining books ot .■".'■■.',".■.■*. 

Street sprinkling .........'......'.'."".• 

Street sprinkling ^ '" 

Telegraph poles, on removing 



Laid over 446 

, Pub. 245 

Con. in 326 

Pub. 412 

Pub. 533 

.Pub. and Filed 493 

Pub. 493 

Pub. 46 

Filed 61 

Pub. 439 

Filed 462 

Con. in 39 

Con. in 499 

Pub. 244 

Filed 375 

;;;;," pub. 563 

"" Con. in 587 

Pub. 563 



SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS. 



Quarterly report 

Quarterly report..... 
Semi-annual report.. 



.Pub. and Filed 404 

Filed 412 

Filed 513 



TAX COMMISSIONER. 



EBtimate for year 1876. 



.Com. Whole 575 



Dec. 7. 



1 1874- 1 



(5oii\i]qon Cottndl 



itEC^UL.A.R. B^EETIT^O- 



BECEMEEK 7, 1874. 



Official Report. 



Present— Aid. Richardson, Foley, Warren, Coey, Fitz- 
gerald, Sidwell, Pickering, Stone, Schmitz, Reidy, McClory, 
CuUerton, M. B. Bailey, Hildreth, O'Brien, T. F. Bailey, 
Woodman, White, Heath, Moore, Quirk, Cleveland, Eck- 
hardt, Ryan. Mahr, Stout, Schaffher, Lengacher, Cannon, 
Murphy, Lynch, Corcoran, Jonas, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Md. Spaulding, Clark, Kehoe, Miner, Campbell, 
and Brand. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting neia Nov. 30, 1874, and the adjourned regular meet- 
ing held Dec. 4, 1874, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodman moved that committees having references 
in their possession return them to the Clerk, and that he 
refer them to the new committees when appointed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The President, Aid. Dixon, addressed the Council as fol- 
lows : 
Gentlemen of the Common Council. 

To-night is the beginning and the end of the Aldermanic 
year. 

The labors of the present Council have been performed ; 
its record has been made, and the official relations that 
have been so nleasant to each and all of us are now con- 
cluded. Befo're parting, allow me to return to you, indi- 
vidually and collectively, my heartfelt thanks for the uni- 
form courtesy and consideration you have at all times and 
under all circumstances extended to me as your presiding 
otficer. The duties of chairman of a deliberative body are 
at once difficult and delicate. I have endeavored to per- 
form mine impartially and faithfully, and for 
whatever success I have achieved I am in 
a great measure indebted to your kind consideration. 
In relation to the Council now about to adjourn forever, I 
wish to say that during a trying period in the nistory of 
our beloved city it has been equal to every emergency. 
The records bear witness that a large amount of important 
business has been transacted, and.matters vital to the wel- 
fare of the municipality have been carefully considered 
and wisely adjusted. It would be impossible for a body 
like this to please every one, and it is well for us that we 
did not attempt to do so. Public measures become better 



understood and appreciated when gauged by results, and I 
am confident that the measures we have been instrumental 
in passing have met with the approval of the people. I 
believe that vour work has been well done, and you and I 
know that it"has been performed with an eye single to the 
public good. We are indeed happy in enjoying the only 
reward of an Alderman— the indorsement of his own con- 
science and of his constituents. 

One word to the outgoing members. Gentlenien, we 
came together strangers. We part friends. And yet it 
brings a degree of sadness over us to bid adieu othcially to 
nine gentlemen whom we have met so often in friendly 
intercourse in this chamber. Gentlemen, you retire from 
your positions with the respect of your colleagues, a,nd to 
receive from your constituents the commendation, 'Well 
done, good and faithful servants." I now most respectfully 
bid you farewell, and at the same time welcome the new 
comers to their seats and responsibilities. 

Gentlemen, once more I thank you. I now vacate the 
chair, and the Clerk will call the roll of the new Council. 

Aid. Woodman moved that a vote of thanks be given to , 
Aid. Dixon for the impartial and courteous manner in 
wbich he has performed the duties of Presiding Officer of 
the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

NEW COUNCIL. 

The Clerk called the roll of the new Council, and the 
following Aldermen answered to their names : 

Foley, Richardson, Dixon, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory , 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White. 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the Council do now proceed to 
the election of a presiding officer for the ensuing year. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the Clerk appoint three tellers. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk appointed as such tellers Aid. Warren, 
Heath, ana Jonas. 

Aid. Richardson nominated Aid. Dixon for presiding 
officer. „ „ 

The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with the follow- 
ing result: 

Whole number of votes cast Bo 

Necessary to a choice 1° 

Aid. Dixon received • 34 

Aid. Schaffner received 1 



2 



I Dec. 



Aid. Cullertou moved that Aid. Dixon be declared unaiu 
monsly elected presiding officer for the ensuing year. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the Clerk appoint a commit- 
tee of three to conduct Aid. Dixon to the chair. 

The Clerk appointed as such committee Aid. Woodman, 
Cleveland and Schaflher. 

The presiding officer then addressed the Council as fol- 
lows: " T 1 0. T, 

Gentlemen of the Common Council: I know not how 
to adequatelv express my thanks for the honor you have 
conferred upon me. by selecting me to preside over the 
deliberations of this Council during the ensuing year. It 
is peculiarlv gratifying, as I cannot but regard your 
action as an indorsement of my past record m the office. 

Gentlemen, I shall endeavor to justify the confidence 
vou have reposed in me. I must, however, implore your 
assistance and vour kindly consideration. Let us work 
together for the benefit of the entire community. 

I shall, in the future, as in the past, bring my best ener- 
gies to the discharge of my duties. 1 again thank you, 
gentlemen, for this manifestation of your confidence and 
esteem. 

The Chair now awaits the pleasure of the Council. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that a committee of three be ap- 
pointed to wait on his Honor the Mayor, and inform him 
that the new Council had organized and awaited his an- 
nual message. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee, Aid. Hildreth, 
Lynch, and Coey. , , ^ 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules of the last Council 
be temporarily adopted as the rules for the government of 
this Council. 

The motion urevailed. 

Bv unanimoiis consent, Aid. Woodman presented a reso- 
lution in relation to propositions for a horse railway on 
Wabash avenue, and moved it adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, It has been stated by some of our. city news- 
papers and reported bv many persons that there were a 
number of parties that were willing to pay the sum of one 
hundred or one hundred and fifty thousand dollars into 
the City Treasury for the passage of an ordinance granting 
them the rights and privileges contained in the ordinance 
now pending before the Common Council, known as the 
Wabash avenue street railway ordinance; therefore, be it 

Eeaolved, That anv such parties are requested to send to 
the City Clerk within ten days a communication in 
writing stating the sum of money that they 
will pay into the City Treasury within 
thirty days after the passage of such ordinance, 
said communication to be accompanied with a good and 
sufficient bond in the sum of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars that they will faithfully execute and perform the re- 
quirements of said ordinance. 

The committee appointed to wait on his Honor the Mayor, 
through its chairman, Aid. Hildreth, announced that the 
message of his Honor was in the hands of the Clerk. 

The Clerk then read the following message from the 
Mayor : 
Gentlemen of the Common Council: 

The charter makes it the duty of the Mayor to give to 
your honorable body such statements of the condition of 
the various departments of the municipal government as 
•shall serve as guides for your deliberation and action. 
.Special occasions at times arise which call for prompt legis- 
lative action. This is not one of them. But as over one 
half of the present Council are newly elected members, it 
is virtually, to all intents, a new legislature, and thus noi a 
continuous body. 

It is, consequently, peculiarly fitting that I should at this 
time place before yon a statement of the financial status 
of the city, and of the general condition ofits various depart- 
ments, as respects their needs and deficiencies, and the 
character of the work which is being performed by them. 

I have thought it best to give a synopsis of the business 
transacted during the past year in each department, so that 
you will have before you a succinct summary of the actual 
present condition of the entire city administration. I trust 
it will satisfy you that the labors of those representing the 
executive and ministerial departments of the governmen 
are worthy of your, as well as the public's, approbation. 



hS74. 



FINANCES OF THE CITY. 

The most important subject for the attention of the 
Council at the present time is the financial condition of the 
citv. Unfortunately we are at this period in the midst of a 
gre'at financial crisis, which has not yet spent its force. 
Some of the largest and wealthiest cities in the country at 
the approach of the winter season find their business cur- 
tailed, their manufacturing establishments languishing, 
and immense numbers of their mechanics and laborers 
thrown out of employment, meed only refer yon, gentle- 
men, to the condition of the cities of New York, Philadel- 
nhia, Boston, and Pittsburg, and to the almost entire State 
of Pennsylvania, in which the iron and coal interests are 
in an extremely precarious condition, in order to indicate 
the character and extent of the present business depression. 
In the midst of such a general prostration of industry it is 
to be expected that our city should not be altogether unaf- 
fected in its industrial and commercial interests. Still I 
am happy to sav that our condition is not so unfavorable as 
that of many of our sister cities. But it is, however, use- 
less to disguise the fact that the financial condition of the 
country is such as to render it necessary that not only pri- 
vate individuals, but those representing the public and 
managing its finances, should use all possible prudent and 
precautionarv measures to stop all useless expenditures of 
money, and" urge upon all public officers under them 
the strictest economy in every department of government. 

Among the officials to whom I am particularly indebted 
for most" valuable advice and assistance during the present 
year is our Comptroller, Hon. S. S. Hayes. He has, at my 
request, furnished a statement of the financial condition of 
the citv, and some recommendations pertaining thereto. 
These are so pertinent to the subject and so useful to you, 
gentlemen,in your deliberations and as respects your action, 
that I take the liberty of embodying the greater part of 
them in this message. 

On the 1st day of December, 1873, the city had exhausted 
its power to add to its funded debt, having reached the 
limit fixed by the constitution of the State. No new bonds 
could be issued except in renewal of existing indebted- 
ness. , 

The amount of bonds issued had been increased after 
the adoption of the constitution, and before it took effect 
by the emission of the following, all due in 1890 and 189o, 
and bearing interest at 7 per cent. : 

For river improvement $1,029,000 

Sewerage and tunnel 475,000 

Water supply • 1,500,000 

School and other buildings 735,000 

Total $3,739,000 

Of which amount $839,000 were taken lor the city sinking, 
funds and cancelled. 

There had also been received from the State of Illinois 
on account of the purchase of the canal prior to Dec. 1 , 
1873, $3,000,961.40. Leaving yet to be paid $120,458.68, 
which amount was received by me from the State 
Treasurer in December, 1873, and January, 1874. 

The last sale of city bonds was in March, 1873, at par. 

The last preceding temporary loans were in August and 
September, 1873, $1,025,000, on six months' paper, bearing 
7 per cent, interest, at 9834, being 10 per cent, per annum. 

The amount of uncollected taxes for 1872 was $838.- 
962.96. 

The tax lew for the fiscal year had not been made, 
and in fact the warrant did not reach the Collector until 
January 31, 1874, though every effort in my power was 
used to hasten its preparation. 

The amount of cash in the Treasury according to the 
Treasurer's statement was, December 1, 1873, $1,118,110.49. 

The Comptroller entered on the performance of his 
official duties December 16, 1873, when he found that the 
outgoing Treasurer had failed to pay over to his successor 
the full amount reported by him as cash on hand— the 
amount of the deficiency being $507,703.58, and the sum 
actually in the Treasury being only $458,077.23. _ 

To increase the difliculty of the situation, the city had 
maturing, only fifteen days later, Jan. 1, 1874, the interest 
and part of the principal of its funded debt, amounting to 
$527,750, and on the 5th and 8th days of February following 
the additional sum of $525,000, and March 1st and 15th 
$500,000 more, all payable in New York. At the same time 
the whole countrv was suffering from the recent panic and 
collapse in the coinmercial centers, and all borrowers were 
regarded with suspicion and distrust. 

Under such circumstances it is a subject for congratula- 
tion that in no instance during the past year has the city 
failed to meet its payments at the day (on several occa- 
sions amounting to more than a million dollars) ; that we 
have never .been obliged to ask an extension from our 
creditors ; that we have made all our loans without the 
payment of commissions, and at a rate of interest never 



Dec. 7. 



U874.1 



exce<Hiing S per cent., sometimes as low as 6, and usually at 
about 7 per cent, per annum. Our last sale of our long 
7 p»r cent, bonds, issued in lieu of maturing bonds, have 
been at a price from par to 1 per cent, premium and in- 
terest. 

The general withdrawal of insurance companies from 
Chicago on the 1st of October last, under a resolution of 
Uu> National Board of Underwriters, was a cause of grave 
uneasiness, exciting the apprehension that the credit ot 
tlie citv would sutler in consequence. That such an eftect 
has not resulted to anv great extent is apparent from our 
negotiation of the following loans since that event: 
Oct. S, 1874, of Bank of Montreal, on 7 per cent. 

certificates due June 1. 1875, at 99K *oOO,000.00 

( )ct. 15, 1874, of New York State L. anctT Co., on 

certifioatesof same maturity and date oOO.OUO.UU 

(Being 7% per cent, interest.) 
\oY. 14 and 16, of sundry parties in New \ork 

on 4 and G months' paper bearing 7 per cent. 

interest at par ^ bdO.OUO.OU 

During the vear the amount of warrants drawn 

by the Comptroller upon vouchers audited 

y'o(5 10,lo2,t) ^ J .4:U 

Our financial condition is as follows: 

Bonded debt. Dec. 1, 1874 

Bonds due -July 1, 1875 (part of the above)... . . 
.lonathan Burr fund (7 per cent, certificates)... 
Chicago Relief and Aid Society (certificates).., 

Interest on bonds due .Tan. 1, 1875 • 

Certificates of indebtedness due on ten days 

notice • 

Due in December, 1874 • 

Due in January, 1875 

Due in February, 1875 

Due in March, 1875 

Due in April, 1875 



13,379,000.00 

100,000.00 

38,744.75 

75,942.00 

463,250.00 



300,000.00 
171,064.46 
64,805.20 
102,253.43 

884,764.37 
76,521.68 

Due in May, iCTs.^::::::::."....".:." ^ IfAfdl 

Due June 1, 1875 • 1.444,840.96 

Total certificates to be paid to June 1, 1875.. $3,186,015.69 
Certificates on account judgments due after 

June 1, 1875 

Available assets : 

Cash in Treasury • -. • 

Cash in New York, of whicn ^300,000 has since 
been placed in the Treasury, and $300,000 re- 
mains with Duncan, Sherman & Co. on inter- 
est at 3 ner cent, to meet Jaiiuary interest 



7.423.20 

$887,229.09 



600,COO.OO 



Total cash on hand $1,487,229.09 

Water bonds unsold ^V',.I;,.Vn 

•I'ax certificates 1872 for taxes of 1871, etc '^J'^I^'lo 

Tax certificates 1873 for taxes of 1872, etc 229,490.48 

Tax certificates 1874 for taxes of 1873, and ^^_^^„_ 

amounts appealed ni'ioi'^o 

Uncollected personal property tax, 18/1 .^o,121.b2 

Uncollected personal property tax, 18/2 185,932.08 

CncoUected personal property tax, 1873 • 3o8.3fa3.21 

Tax wa'-rant for 1874 will be in hands of Col- 
lector by Dec. 15, 18 mills on valuation of , .^^^^^^^ 

$1300,565,220, levy made Nov. 9, 1874 o,410,l'o.96 

The amount due from D. A. Gage and his sureties, partly 
secured bv trust deed, is now $482,703.58 and interest. Pro- 
ceedings have been instituted to close the trust and collect 
the deficiency from the sureties, and will be earnestay pros- 
ecuted. 

The appropriations of June 30, 1874, were $5,572,346.87, of 
which the amount paid is about $3,117,346.87— leaving a 
balance to be vet expended and paid of $2,455,000. The 
unexpended appropriations of 1873, by approximate esti- 
mate, are $526,000. . ^^,^, , ^u 1 

It mav be well to sav here that, m addition to the large 
floating debt handed down from the former administration, 
I found upon taking office that some $500,000 of vouchers 
were in the hands of contractors and others, and which have 
since been liquidated. -, ^ * 

A considerable percentage of the personal property tax 
will not be collected, owing to business changes, conver- 
sion of propertv, and removals of parties owing the same. 
Of the amount represented by tax certificates and ap- 
peals, being taxes on real estate, it is not probaole that 
there Avill be anv considerable loss. 

The new tax warrant will reach the Collector probably 
some six weeks earlier than last year, Avhich will very much 
strengthen our financial position. 

With proper management there should be no diificulty 
in providing for all our maturing liabilities. The large 
amount (about twentv per cent.) of the taxes of 1873, which 
stands on appeal and in tax certificates, should receive the 
serious attention of the Common Council and of our rep- 
resentatives In the General A ssembly. It is important that 



the law should be so amended as to simplify our tax pro- 
ceedings, relieve the city from the necessity of paying sub- 
sequent taxes, and increase the inducements for purchases 
at the tax sales. There should also be always m the serv- 
ice of the city in the Law Department an expert m tax pro- 
ceedings, who has made that branch of the law a specialty. 
Although our financial condition is essentially sound, 
and the immense business, rapid growth, and vast re- 
sources of Chicago give promise of future prosperity, there 
are two matters of great importance connected with our 
municipal affairs which should receive the close attention 
of our tax-pavers and their representatives, both in the 
city government and the State Legislature. These are the 
custody of the city moneys and the limitation of our ex- 
penditures and taxes. 

It should be clearly understood that the city moneys are 
trust funds which the custodian has no right to use or de- 
rive a profit from ; ana that if considerations of safety re- 
quire them to be deposited in a bank or banks to be desig- 
nated by the Council, thev should be held strictly as a 
special deposit or reserve fund, and any interest paid by a 
bank for their use as a part of its reserve should be added 
to the principal, and accrue to the benefit of the city and 
not to the profit of the officer charged with their safe keep- 
ing. For his risk and the performance of his official 
duties that officer should be fairly and 
fully compensated bv a fixed salary. But 
whether he be fairly compensated or not the monej's are 
not his, and he has nothing to do with them except to re- 
ceive them, to keep them safely, and to pay them out upon 
the warrants of the Mayor and Comptroller, while he is m 
office, and upon the expiration of his term to deliver them 
intact to his successor. There can be no more certain 
source of corruption in a municipal government than the 
idea that the public money, or its speculative use, is the 
lawful prize of every successful contest for the offices. I 
am sure that such is not the idea of the tax-payers of Chi- 
cago, and that they expect that legislative measures shall 
be adopted to remedy any defects in our laws ana or- 
dinances in respect to the custody of the public f unas. 

The reduction ana limitation of our expenditures and 
taxes is equallv important. Habits of extravagance are 
easily formed, "but not easily cured. It is so e.isy to find 
excuses for every expenditure, and so difficult to practice 
retrenchment, e'specially in our cities, that economy and 
reform can seldom be carried out, unless they be required 
by the the organic law of municipality in the shape of a rigid 
and impassable restriction. It should be written over the 
door of every man's house that excessive taxation is rob- 
bery, and we should see to it that expenditures are prop- 
erly adjusted, not according to the wishes of those who 
live upon the taxes, but according to the Avants and neces- 
sities of those who have the taxes to pay. 

The Comptroller has on several occasions pointed out to 
the last Council modes of reduction of expenses, as in re- 
gard to the enormous cost of lighting the citj'— upon which 
he made a special communication. May 4, 1874; also in the 
estimates for the appropriation bill; but he has not suc- 
ceeded in obtaining such a reduction in the appropriations 
as seemed to him and to me to be required by the public 
interest. 

On the 14th of July last a large fire occurred in the city, 
which has been the occasion of clamorous demands for an 
immense increase of expenditures. This fire was extiu- 
tinguished by the Fire Department after it had gained 
great headwav, proving that, however lacking m drill and 
training, our firemen were really courageous and efficient, 
and reasonably well furnished with apparatus and sup- 
plied with water. By the fire many blocks of property to 
the south of the business center were cleared of dangerous 
structures, and the general security proportionately in- 
creased. Public opinion was aroused and the fire lirnits 
were extended over the whole city, and the erection 
of frame buildings within the limits entirely pro- 
hibited. The enforcement of the fire ordinances 
and the efltective discioline and thorough organization of 
the Fire Department were rendered certain. Over $7,000,- 
000 have been judiciously expended for our water works, 
tunnels, and mains, and with the new lake tunnel and 
pumping works, which another year would find com- 
pleted, no citv in the world would have such an abund- 
ant and unfailing supply of water. Our streets were wide 
and straight, being nearly all from sixty-six to eighty and 
a hundred feet wide, and several miles m lengtn. rhe 
Chicago River meandered through the city for more than 
eight miles. The fire of 1871 had cleared out thousands of 
frame houses, which were replaced by solid buildings of 
brick and stone. Our fire engines were numerous and good. 
The disposition to do everything required to complete our 
protection Avas manifested by the city authorities and the 
communitv. Yet, losing sight of all these facts, of those 



Dec. 



[1874I 



guarantees of future safety, the National Board of U 11(1^1'- 
writers were frightened into a temporary de- 
sertion of Chicago, and a powerful influence was brought 
to bear in favor of the hasty expenditure of some millions 
of dollars in opening one more boulevard through the 
built-up portion of this city of wide streets and boule- 
vards in the purchase of all sorts of machinery, good, bad, 
and indifferent, for fire purposes, and in extending huge 
water mains in every direction for indefinite distances. 

Fortunatelv the lapse of time has brought better coun- 
sels. The insurance companies have returned to Chicago. 
The money will only be expended as it is needed. With 
the a.ssistance of a good soldier's brain, and capacity for 
organizing, instructing, and drilling men, the Fire Depart- 
ment will be brought to the highest state of efficiency, and 
a winter's careful study will reveal the best and most 
economical mode of expending such an amount of money 
for lire purposes as may be needed for our protection, 
and within our means. 

In regard to all other expenditures, I would make the 
general remark that the first endeavor of all the otiicers 
and departments of the city government should be to de- 
rive all the utility possible from the means heretofore 
provided, by increased attention, industry, and good man- 
agement, and 10 dispense with or postpone every outlay of 
an unimportant or unprofitable character,. Our actual 
requirements are much less than we learn to suppose in 
things of extravagance and ostentation. And it is to be 
hoped that Chicago at least, if no other large city, will 
prove to the world that municipal affairs can be conducted 
upon sound principles, and in a manner to promote the 
lasting welfare of its citizens. 



LAW I)EPART:\rENT. 

From the City Attorney, the Hon. Egbert Jamieson, I 
learn that the following city cases were depending in the 
courts on Dec. 1, 1873: United States Supreme Court, 6; 
United States Circuit Court, 9; Supreme Court, 5; Circuit 
Court, 165; Superior Court, 104; Criminal Court, 168. Total, 

Suits commenced since Dec. 1, 1878: United States Cir- 
cuit Court, 6; appeals to Supreme Court, 6; Circuit Court, 
.=>5: Superior Court, 104; appeals to Superior Court, 32; ap- 
peals to Circuit Court, 33; appeals to Criminal Court, 242. 

Suits disposed of since Dec. 1, 1873: In Supreme Court, 5: 
in Circuit Court, 60; in Superior Court, 49: in Criminal 
Court, 303; in United States Circuit Court, 1. 

Amounts claimed against the city in suits disposed : In 
Circuit and Superior Courts, $228,100. Amounts recovered 
against the city in above cases: In Circuit and Superior 
Courts, 18,061.44 ; amount paid in suits compromised by the 
city, $3,650. 

Recapitulation: Number of cases pending Dec. 1, 1873, 
4.57 ; number of cases commenced, including appeals taken 
since Dec. 1, 1873, 572. Total, 1,029. Number of cases dis- 
posed of, 513; amount claimed against the city in cases dis- 
posed of, S228,10Q; amount recovered against the citj, 
$8,061.44; amount of judgments in favor of city, $7,753; 
amount paid in suits compromised by the city, $3,650. 

The foregoing statement does not include suits in rela- 
tion to taxes, special assessments, and the like, which are 
under the special supervision and management of the Hon. 
T. Lyle Dickey, and his assistant, Mr. Francis Adams. 
There were about sixty tax appeal cases in the last term of 
the Supreme Court, a portion of tbem from the judgment 
of the County Court, at the SeT)tember term. 1873, part of 
them from the judgment of the same court at the July 
terra, 1874, and the remaining from the judgment of the 
Circuit Court at the June term. 1874. These ca.ses involve 
about §2,000,000, 

These appeal cases are evidence of the difficulties with 
which the administration has to contend in the collection 
of the taxes, and also indicate tne pressure which the 
uresen'; financial crisis has brought upon all classes of 
people. 

collector's report. 

Hv the report of George Von Hollen. Esq., City Collector, 
I find that the total amount of tax warrants received by 
him for collection during.the years previously, on hand, 
to be $7,104,068.19. On these $5,186,790.12 was col- 
lected, leaving uncolleced $6;5:'..46].2ri. The amount re- 
turned as delinquent tothe('ounty Collector was $1,357,469.- 
31. On special a.ssessments for 1872. $4,174.98 Was o^)llcctcd ; 



"Torlicenses, $207,852.36; for costs of 1873, $11,915.14. This 
makes the total collections from Dec. 31, 1873, to Nov. 30, 
1874, inclusive, $5,408,7;.2.87. Of the uncollected amount 
of personal property for 1871, which is $96,878.75, the banks 
owe $49,044, the collection of winch was enjoined. Of that 
personal property uncollected in 1872, which amounts to 
$182,794.54, the banks owe $109,353.47, the collection of 
which was also enjoined. During the previous year the 
receipts from licenses were $233,699.59. which is in excess 
of the present return. This is to be accounted for, firstly 
from the fact that the fiscal license year is from April to 
April, which leaves a large amount due the present year 
and not yet collected : secondly, on account of the reduc- 
tion by the Council of the rate on billiard licenses from $25 
to $10, which the Law Department subsequently decided to 
be illegal, and which has delayed the collection on this 
source of revenue; and thirdly, on account of the extreme 
stringency of the finances of the city and country gen- 
erally. The principal resources of the values is the labor- 
ing classes, and they have just now no money to spend 
upon luxuries. 



PUBLIC WORKS. 

From the report of the Board of Public Works, herewith 
submitted, it will be found that the total expenditures of 
that department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1874. have 
been $3,625,617.10. Of this amount, $629,094.72 was on ac- 
count of water fund. The expenditures for this fund in- 
cluded $311,252.23 for interest on water debt; $207,960.94 for 
pumping works and engines; $14,805.97 for tapping water- 
pipes; $21,170.89 for water-meters; $37,442.72 for repairing 
pipes and hydrants; and $36,461.97 for office expenses and 
salaries. For the new tunnel works, including the crib, 
there has been expended $650,869.48 ; for the purchase and 
laying of pipe, and erection of hydrants, $389,939.72. This 
makes the total expenditures for enlarging the water 
works and mains for the year, $1,040,809,20. For the sewer- 
age fund purposes, including $184,172.73 for interest, there 
has been expended $242,178.47 for cleaning and repairing 
the old sewers, and for office expenses. For new sewers, 
constructed under the appropriations of '73 and '74, 
there has been expended $580,759.46. The total cost of 
sewers contracted for and unfinished under the appropria- 
tion of 1874 is $191,414. The total value of material on 
hand for sewera,ge construction purposes is $27,770.63. The 
total amount expended for cleaning and repairing streets 
has been $:338.317.60: of which $64,817.17 was" expended in 
the North, $108,868.13 m the South, and $164.632.:30 in the 
West Divisions of the city. The amount expended in im- 
proving intersections of streets has been $170,477.05; on Chi- 
cago harbor, $53,622.74; for bridge tenders' sala.ries, $39,- 
252.50: for repairing bridges, $27,758.90: for Halsted street 
viaduct, $106,067.41; on new small-pox hospital, $12,725.75: 
Fullerton avenue conduit so far as constructed, $119,815.63; 
for new poiice stations, $14,144.65; for new engine houses, 
$29,165.38. 

The total amount expended' by the Board of Public 
"Works out of the general appropriation fund has been 
$1,089,465.25; and the total expenditures of the board, as 
above stated, reach the large total of $3,625,617.10. 

It may well to state, here, in view of the existing interes 
on the subject of fire prevention, that during the year 16,- 
842 feet of 4-inch, 71,398 feet of 6-inch, 68,712 feet, of 8-inch, 
1.50 feet of 10-inch, 22,802 feet of 12-inch, 9,747 feet of 16- 
inch, and 7,282 feet of 24-inch pipe have been laid in the 
city -making a total of ab( ut 197,000 feet of new water-pipe 
laid in our city. 

To complement this immense extension of water-pipe, 
the city has also, during the past year, constructed new 
sewers, as follows: South Division— 30,658 feet completed 
and 7,312 feet under contract; West Division — 156,487 fee 
completed, and 50,425 feet under contract; North Division 
—30,439 feet completed, and 5,779feet under contract. This 
makes the total number of feet of sewer completed in the 
three divisions 217,584, and 63,516 feet under contract. It als 
makes 41 1-5 miles of sewerage built, and over 37 miles o 
water-pipe laid during the year. These figures, I respect- 
fully submit, prove that the authorities have not been so 
remiss in providing for the wants of the city in these direc- 
tions as has been currently supposed. 



FIRK DEPARTMENT. 

The report from this important branch of the city govern- 
ment is at this special time so important to every citizen 
and so useful to the public generally that T feel called upo 



lDec.7.1 



6 



to embody it almost entire for your inspection and consid 
eration, and those of our constituents generally: 



Months. 


s 

c 



S 

o 


o 

1 

o 

at 


Amount of Insur- 
ance Involved. 


H O 

«4-| fH 

o <u 

II 
1% 


2-2 

M-i'O 

ill 

ill 

> 


1873. 
Dec 

1874. 

Jan 

Feb 

March... 
Anril. .. 

^lay 

June 

July 

Aug.... 

Sept 

Oct 

Nov 


38 

30 
35 
30 
32 
45 
451 
641 
36 1 
31 
30 
46 


12 

4 

6 

I 

3 
8 
7 
7 
2 
8 
4 


129,565 

161,940 

9,600 

34,095 

16,715 

148.346 

339,935 

1,431.133 

16,700 

22,075 

6.845 

12.590 


— 
^213,175 

475,500 

556,900 

393,610 

161,700 

509,750 

968,200 

3,246,900 

157,800 

104,150 

75,300 

77.550 


$183,610 

295,560 

547,300 

359,515 

144,985 

361,404 

62»,265 

1,815,767 

141,100 

82,075 

68,455 

64,960 


$371,900 

821,100 

702,350 

Si5,450 

254,700 

1,079,401 

1,000,460 

3,840,875 

321,275 

274,665 

109,135 

215,365 


Total... 


462 1 


73 


$2,229,539 


$6,922,535 


$4,692,996 


10,371,676 



CAUSES OF FIRE. 



Accidental 11 

Carelessness *.*."."".".'" 82 

Children with matches.'.'..'.'. 6 
Defective and foul chim- 

^neys. 37 

Defective stove and gas 
pipes 12 



Defective fire grate. 

Fireworks 

•Lightning " ' \ ' 

Children playing with fire. 

Explosions, gas, boiler, etc 

Total. 



Incendiary, known and 

supposed 116 

Lamp explosion ."."' 24 

Spontaneous combustion.. 15 
Sparks from chimnev, 

stove, etc .".. 39 

Sparks from locomotive... 5 
Overheating stove, fur- 
nace, etc 22 

Mice with matches. . . ."'.".'.* ~3 
Unknown cause 73 



^fi?e^ordfnan?'e''^^^°^^ reported for violation of the 



.462 



Number of violations discovered 

Number of complaints attended to," 



found ^""^P^^"^^s attended to, but no violation 



617 

3,238 



Total. 



.4,058 



N umber of violations in the North Division... 886 

Number of violations in the South Division 1 2?6 

Number ot violations in the West Division 1753 



Total 



.3,855 



Division Prosecuted lor violations in the North 

^DhisTo? "^^"^^ *P^^o«ecuted'for vioiationsVn't'he'so'u'th ^ 
^DMsTon^ ^^^^ "prose'cuted for 'vioiati'ons'in'the"West ^° 



Total. 



men°;rrinftr?ear'°' *' maint'enance'of-'thedepart- 

SaTaHesf..^;!i'.'.^!...^'^^^^ $40,190.16 

Supplies, appa'rat'u.?,'a'nd'mi'sceik 267,389.26 



ianeous expenses. 248,591.94 



Total. 



^, , „ $556,171.36 

tinTro/t°h!?«'''''^ ^\^ statement of the amount and condi- 
\umbPr nf «Pt?^'f l""' ^''"^ '"''"?' °^ t^^« fire-alarm telegraph : 
:n umber of street boxes now in service ... -rr^ 

Added during the vear , ir '^ 

Nuniber of engine h6use gongs..'.. jn 

Added during the year .. o 

f^^ ^^l^^ ^""^ striking machines '..'.'..' iq 

Added during the year 

^^i^i^ber miles of wire (about). '..■■.■.. '.'.;. o^^n 

Added during the year (about) ".".'..V..".'.'!'.;25 

in^t^h!^''r^?.tr^}'i%f ^-'°'^^ mentioned, together with that used 
poses anrt^nA®'^''' '' ^^"^ ^^'^^ ^"^"''^ ^"^ fire-alarm pur- 
ber of hn5.^° ^^^^ surpasses ours in this respect. The num- 
^f^ 1- /®'V^ service is too few, but this defect will be 
Sn-f ^hl ^1^ '^\'^^'° ^^""^^^^ lately authoriSd^y thi 
localities ^^"^ '^^^i^e^ and placed in the proper 



1*874 I 

The chief want of this department Is new lines and a dif 
ferent system of building them. Much of the Xe fs ol5l 
and nearly worn out, and most of it is laid over house torn 
rhe lines it is asserted by those in charge of them shSild 
BuflU^tl^is wn"v"if i^^ Placed on tall ani substanTi'alpoles^ 
w 11 1 ?t loifo-l^^V. ^. 'i*" '^la,^"^ed by _ the operators that they 
will IcSt longer, cost less to maintain, and their oneration 
be every way safer and more satisfactory operation 

to/hpRnnr-^"^fn'°"-^-*^^"^'^*^^*a«i"^Ple act of justice 
whnL« hi °- Commissioners to state that General Shaler 
tlc^^ if t£f tinir'^'^^ *" ^^^' ^.i*y ^^P«" the recommenda 
in whiH. r^hrV^^''™*'''-''°-'''P°'i"§' the Citizens' Association, 
i^o A^^^ ^he Commissioners joined, has simply recom- 
mended improvements which the Commissionei^ ?heS- 
selves had previously most earnestlv urged upoii the cifv 
government. Indeed, General Shaler went much further 
han t'hp'bo.'^Ki'''"'^ for new apparatus are concerned; 
ti^nt tif -^^^^ ^7^^ ventured to do. So that I can only see 
that the vievvs of General Shaler and his act^'on thus fl? 
ae a complete and perfect vindication, not only of th J 
ll'^VTl^^''^^ S.^ the Board of Commissioners, but of thei? 
repeatedly-urged recommendations to this Council The 
only reason for the refusal on the part of the Fii See Com^ 

Son'ot-'\hi^'r^^'"^?"-'° comply^ith the recommenda- 
tion ot the Commissioners was the great and uressine- 
urgency at that time, on the part of the peoplS that thi 
burden of taxation should be reduced. ^^^P^®' ^^^^ the 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

The report Of the Commissioners of the Police which is 
submitted gives its expenses from Dec. 1 187^^ to Dec } 

bun'dtiils'SfflfiX.?' '""f .$^3,159.01 was' expended'oi 
Duildmgs, $586, /96.88 for salaries, $57,989.16 for misoellflnp- 

vear'wa?S1.>..^;h' ^^"^^'"^ °^^ ^^'"''^ arrested during the 
year was 26,222; the amount of fines, $89 37]- nrisoners 

S?e??ioT"'f4i charges 929; sentenced to the Esfo 
Correction, l,o64 The charges against persons arrested 
were: Larceny, 2,843; robbery, 148," and burglar v 365 Of 
^lM^Z''^f 15,170 were fined in the varioL%ol?ce courr^ 
tSp vn^P nf f 'nS^^*^ reported as lost or stolen was $191,31 4 
ihe value ot such property recovered was $190 911 

UDwa?lo'r?9nonnf%'i!''/P'^^' J^^^y- '^"d August last, 
upward ot $20,000 worth of property was recovered which 
had been st(,len several months'^previously, and theSs of 
which had never been reported. This, with the fact th?t 
the entire amount of property stolen w'ithhi the last vear ?s 
but imie upward of one-half of that of the previous year 
IS suftcient_ explanation of the amount of^ propert/?e: 
covered, vvhich closely approximates to the amount stolen 
Comparing the above returns with those of the vear pre- 

7srf4./9S7^'^^^°""T^'- ^^^""«^ Number of arreKor 
18/3 22,21/: no accurate report of fines returned- norenort 
made ot prisoners held on criminal charges nor of the 
cPn'^^'Jfm'*?*^'^^?,"'^ °^ Correction; arfested for lar 
cen>, 2ir0; for robbery, 181; burglar v. 258- no renort 
made of the number of nersons fined in the Police Courts 

nZ!^? nJ P'°P'r-'' "^e°^t^^ ^^^^ o^ stolen?$359,09L74' 
amount of property as above recovered, $172,940.77. 

HEALTH OP THE CITY. 

I am happy to be able to inform you that the health nf 
ihe city has probably never been better than durfnJ the 
K'r^M.-iip'Tfi'^..^^^? ^^^^ interestiS report of Dr 
S Oct 7 874\?n.^ that the population, peractual censu 
or uct. 7, J8/4, was 39o,409; the tota number of deaths 

poVuTa^Yon^Si'^t8¥''brf^"^^^*!^ '^'^ ^^' thmisand of 
SSnuSSon \ iV^^'^-'V, ^"^ P^^ thousand of 
population m 18/3, 24. From the dafp (si 
the great fire up to December, 1873 small 
pox was very prevalent in the city. A system of visitatkms 
vaccinations, and other remedial and preventive measu?es 
had however, reduced the number of infected homlff?oS 
thirty to forty each week to five up to the 1st of AprO so thS 
by August last the city was almost altogether t>l^3 from the 

£This'oit?f^;:n?.!^rh^ *'^\'-^^^'^ occurring^have been Wght 
to this city from other cities or towns. The svstem of visit- 
ation and inspection is, nevertheless, still persisted in and < 
so far with the best results. Much attention has been given 
to disinfecting packing houses, by destroying gases ?ssuin^ 
from rendering tanks, by machinery, not patented but 
suggested by the Board of Health. In fact thf citv is 
troubled ess now than ever before with those unpleasant 
odors which had heretofore afflicted it. A thorough system 
01 meat inspection has also been adopted. The deaths fS 
the year past have been 8,109. ueains 101 

The report of Dr. John Reid, Health Officer, gives the 

at '^wsw^'h-^'h ''^^^.'•'?°'^^^ ^"^ abated durln/the yea? 
at 21,48/, which will give a practical idea of the extent of 
the work performed. This does not, however, include 
5,049 notices to connect with sewers, of which 4,812 conS 
tions were made, besides immense 4uantities of provSns 
of all kinds, including meats and vegetables, condemned' 



6 



LDec. 7.] 



•^T 44^ carcas^e= of animals, and 23,161 loads of garbage re- 
mo^edTevond the city limits. For violations of tne heaUh 
ordinances. 443 suits have been ^^^ight- i^"^ the ?iaini 
Voted in fines The entire expenditures of the lieaitu 
i?epartment for the year ending December 1, 1874, nave 

been 394,675.66. 

HOUSE OF C■OKRFX^IO^. 

From the report of the Superintendent of the House of 

rorSon Charles E. Kelton, Esq., which as herewith sub- 

orrection lar e ^^^^ 5.523 persons were 

received into that institution. Of these 4,087 were mal s 
■uKl 1 435 females. There remained over in the institution 
from the previous vear 449 persons, of whom 324 were 

Ssandmfemalei. During the past year o-^^^3 persons 
wer? discharged, of whom 4,106 ^l^^^ males and 1,4/. 
females. This" left in confinement on Dec 1 18/4 mit3bS 
i>arsons, of whom 305 are males and 83 females The total 

mmber imprisoned during the year ending Dec.- 31, 18, o, 
was 6 4I5 Of the discharged persons 3.972 left upon ex- 
pimtioii of sentences, 7 died, and 6 escaped and were not 

''Turhig the past year the prisoners have been employed 
in the cmistructioii of a wall 10 inclose the main structure, 
n making roadways, breaking stone, manufacturing 
brick caning chairs and other industries. During the past 
y^ar the histUutio.i manufactured 4,^00,000 brick, of which 

^^'SeTash"eceip?s'o";he institution during the pmod 
from Ian 1, 1874, to Dec. 1, 1874, from all sources, have 
been S^ 46i.65. The general expenses for the same time 
hlv" been $52,287.83. This makes the yearly cost of the 
House of Cmrection to the city but $30,826.18. ^Considering 
the class of persons continei therein and the fact that a 
large number of them when received are physically mca- 
pacUated by dissipation and poor living from even the 
Sr branches of industry, .the exnenses of an i"s ^tnf on 
which furnishes food, clothing, and shelter for from o,000 
to 6,000 persons during a considerable portion of the year 
are remarkably moderate. 

CITY PHYSICIAN. 

The duties of this office, now acceptably fulfilled by Dr. 
WmP Dunne, are mostly in connection with the inmates 
of tlieBridewel, various police stations, and small-pox 
hopftaL Some^ prescriptions have \^een made to 

various patients. Of small-pox cases m hospital, the t( tai 
number for the vear was 48, and deaths 4.. The physician 
suSest that the police stations be furnished with medi- 
chfes for persons suffering under the effects of liquor 
fherlby preventing to a great degree the frequency of 
cases of delirium. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

From the report of .lohn E. Siebel, Esq., Gas Inspector 
herewith submitted, it will be found that the number of 
street lamps has been increased during the year by 1 0/6. 
This makes the total number of public lamps of all descrip- 
tions in the city 9,032. This additional number of lamps 
lecessarily increases the expense of lighting the city, in- 
cluding that incurred by the erection of posts and connec- 
tions- nevertheless, the additional cost will be found, in a 
greatmeasure, to be reimbursed to the community', in en- 
hancing the safetv of life and limb, and also in virtually 
fcreasfng the se6urity to property. As a police measure 
alone, the pi-0T>er lighting of the city should be looked 
upon as a very necessary and effective source of good inu- 

" Thelfrel?Si^ are distributed as follows^. In North Di- 
vision, 1,868; South Division. 2,701; West Division, 4,463. 
The cost ot necessary repair is enhanced by the large ex- 
tent of territory, and the willfulness of boys, who break a 
large quantity of glass in the course of the year. 

At mv refiuest the Inspector has given his views with 
respect" to gas burners for public and private use. His con- 
elu'sion is that the most simply constructed burner is the 
l)est and that all attachments and globular aj.pendages 
which give a strange and globular appearance are no n.iore 
tTian ornamental. As the quantity of gas consumed 
dcoends upon the burners, great care ^l^'J^'^fJ^f^ "'^'^^"^ 
th6ir selection, botli for public nnd private use. Ihe 
supposed incorrectness (,f public ana Private mcteiv^s in 
mist cases the result o imi.erlect ^^''^'ic'"^- / Jc >l^Pc.^t< r s 
views onthesul^jectof gas governors wi also be h^ J 
useful In public buildings the lnsi)ector 

ooks ■ upon carefuhiess and ^ \vatchfulness in the 
use of gkus as fully as eflective as the best 
description of governors. The Inspector's views as respects 
The u lity of changing the present '^ne ial)le .so that 1 

nav accord more closelv with the rising and setting ot He 
sun, ire that the dilVerence gained i^«o «^"^\ /^f."^,' , <> 
just fv any alteration i.i the i,re.sent sys em liut it s the 

opinion of- the Oomptroller and mysell that there should 



be a large reduction in the amount of gas consumed This 
mav be accomplished, firstly, by Postponing he time ot 
li-liting which, I think, could be done some thirty or 
fortv minutes without serious inconvenience; f conaly. by 
changing the burner, using a four instead of a i^ve-foot 
bunilr; thirdly, by adopting some means ^ i;egulate the 
pressure and prevent the waste of gas; and fourthly, m 
?IS of Ibsolute^necessity, by leaving off the use ot^ por- 
tion of the lamps. When I inform you that the yenvh cost 
of lighting the "city is $600,000, you will. at once see the. ne- 
cUSty of^a strict economy, so far as it can be exercised 
without detriment to tne public, m the use of gas. ine 
uahtv of the gas depends, according to.the Inspec or to a ■ 
oreat extent unon the temperature, as m cold weather the 
riminous constituents of the gas are condensed in passing 
through the pipes. 

BOAKD OF EDUCATION. 

I am indebted to the. Hon. John C. Richberg, Presideiit 
of the Board of Education, lor some facts and statistical 
Jtatements reepecting the condition of our city school 
fund which I feel it to be my solemn duty to lay before 
vou If there is anv one branch of our city administration 
which should be carefully and honestly conducted, and 
the re-ulations of which should be religiously enforced, it 
s thl'd sposition of the funds raised for educational pur- 
poses In modern times intellectual has, to a great extent 
taken the place of religious instruction. Consequently, it 
£m?hon&t conviction that the man who, i>i*ese times, 
would filch from the Patrimony, ^yhlch. enables our ch^^^^ 
dren to secure the means of obtaining a livelihood would 
not refrain from filching from them the means of securing 
their eternal salvation. 

From the able and, to every citizen of Chicago person- 
allv interesting report of its President, I learn that in ac- 
Srdaicewhlhe rules of the board the annual election of 
o?hcers thereof took place on the second Tuesday of . Sep- 
tember last and the standing committees were appointed 
bv the President on the last Tuesday of the same month 
At this time the new organization found a large amount ot 
viv valuable property belonging to the .sclioofmia unpro- 
ductive, and considerable .property ^^, ^^^^^^'^f J^f^^^^^ 
vised for the benefit of said school fund m such a cx)nai 
ticmthat it had never come i"t«.,,^^,f P^f.fS^^^ 
board, and thus no income was derived therefrom Ihe 
lesees of school fund property owed toi lent over 
Two hundred and thirty thousand (230,000) 
dollars and are still owing. All this 
will appear in detail by reference to 

'he report of James Goggin, Esq., Chairman of the Com- 
mittefon SchootFund Property.^ Said committee, I leani 
have been unremitting in their efforts to realize that which 
il due to l5ae school fund. The Law Department of 
the citv have iven all the time they cobld possiby spare 
to the same obiect. Several injunctions have been obtained 
restraining the city from collecting the.rents due from cer- 
^ahi of the lessees namad. These injunctions are still 
Sing The remaining lessees have not paid rent, man> 
of them not for four vears last past. Judging Inmi the 
past TOobablv thev will never pay until they are compelled 
to do so In view of all which I am decidedly of the 
opii^onlhat until some decisive J^g^l^ft^l^.^f ^ff ^ehoo 
lirtle can be realized upon debts justly due the scnooi 
fund Some of the original lessees have sold neir leases 
ajfbonus'of $10,000. f hese Icnxses include h.ts having 1^^^ 
than fifty feet frontage in block 142 S. ,S-/^||]^^\^°^l-„,^°/"f 
of these lots cannot be bougnt for that amoum. 
Yet these parties pay no rent, thei-eby forc- 

IK! defS^Senc^l^^^^hn^comiSli the peoSlTto pa^ 
'•tribute money'' to private parties. If the property could 
b^ma^l%ecra?pri;.^tei.ndl.^Jldu.als^^^^^^^ 
nronertv I have no hesitation in saying that an income 
Sdberrived therefrom stifTicient.vvith the annual 
••,<tate dividend." to pay the salaries ot ten le s to t c 
amount. of $5;'.0.000. Though this i^,.^^'f f^ 'f^^^J^j^^'^Vr ? 
same amount could be realized by selling =\'\«/ tluMiropc^^^^ 
for the interest on the proceeds, ^hc amo . i w hicn vvonld 
then be realized on the property in the shape ol citv taxes, 
nd\he ySly " State d\vidend;' would ^^^^^^^^l 
to $550,000; in any event to not_ much less Ettor s have 
recentiy been made by the boarci to ^^^l^^^^^/'K 'found 
not under lease, but no purchasers have ict been toima 
who would offer what the board considered a fair price for 
the property. 

8in(.ethe 15th of October lastan i"conie has been de- 
rived from the old Postolrice site, the lessees paying, $22 oOO 
f(,r three years, in monthly instalments. of $635 each leav- 
ing at least $15,000 worth of permanent iniprovements. At 
this time such improvements arebemg actually made. 



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From the foregoing statement of facts I believe sufficient 
has been shown to prove that unquestionably the best in- 
terests of the board and city demand that some one versed 
in the law. and possessing tlae necessary qualifications, 
should be specially appointed to attend to" the matters re- 
ferred to. For some time to come this duty will take his 
entire time, I feel convinced that the benefits desired from 
such an appointment under the control of the Board of 
Education would be largely in excess of the expense in- 
curred . 

By the 1st of January the Jones, and the school being 
erected on the corner of Twenty-seventh and Garibaldi 
streets, will be completed. The latter will have a seating 
capacity for seven hundred and fifty (750) pupils. This class 
of buildings, with furniture and heating apparatus com- 
plete, cost §30,000. They are brick, three stories in height, 
plain and substantial. 

The number of children now enrolled in the public 
schools is 38,212. The average number attending is 35,975. 
Of these, some 10,000 only attend one half day of each 
school day, for want of room. This is occasioned for want 
of funds. Were it not for the parochial and private schools 
in some districts, thousands of children would be entirely 
unprovided for. 

The High School has an enrollment of 767; the average 
luxmber attending being 750. At the time the High School 
was established its location was good. It other respects it 
answered the necessities of the period; but if it be sound 
policy, or deemed advisable to continue this class of schools, 
then there should be one established, if not at once, at 
least as early as possible, in each division of tiie city. If 
not, intermediate schools in each division should be 
erected. The present High School should then be removed, 
also the Seammon School, the locations being unsuitable 
or school purposes. Suitable sites could then be pur- 
chased elsewhere at one-fourth the value of the propertv 
on which these schools are now located. 

I herewith submit the list of persons and the amounts in 
which they are delinquent to the city of Chicago for 
ground rent of property belonging to the school fund. This 
list is made up to the 17th of October, 1874 : 

Haasct Powell .'$1,261.00 

E. S. Wadsworth 11,372.59 



Marv C. Baldwin 

J. M. Colleite 

C. C. Merrick 

ilrs. C. M. Crowell 

Ellen Wilson 

Alfred Bellamy 

C. C. Merrick 

Hermon Stifel 

Elizabeth Parlik 

A. J. Xeuberger & Bro 

J. M. Berlin „, 

Absolom Yiggers 

A. Liebenstein 

Gronville Bates 

Absolom Yiggers 

Loomis & Davis 25,.500.00 

Grout & Price 16,000.00 

E. D. Taylor 49,450.50 

Boles & Co 22,666.00 

G.Dunning ; 51.19 

B. C. Von Mehron 2 937 50 

Thomas Mackin 36,'637.52 

A Cudney 8,568.00 

T.T. Fitch 17,388.00 



987.91 
276.25 
676.62 

84.38 
404.38 
288.09 

45.00 
112.50 
163.37 
168.75 
168.75 
126..57 
749.26 
421.90 
126.57 



Rucker, Fitch & Porter 
Henry Brinkworth. 

George Boomer 

Clans Tuson 

John Lubstroff 

John Simonds , 

Chas. Fred Frantz... 



!5,272.00 
4,196.02 
2,629.56 
300.00 
864.00 
864 00 
144.00 

Total $230,842.18 

In addition to the foregoing list of delinquent rents, the 
property bequeathed to the Mechanics' Institute, which 
institution has now ceased to exist, under the will of 
Mr. Peck, deceased, the school fund, becomes en- 
tuled to the estate, amounting to at least $80,- 
000. The rents and propertv thereof have 
been held by the trustees of the estate since 1850, and 
no claims have been made sufficient to authorize the 
trustees to account to the school fund up to the present 
time. The Mechanics' institute ceased to exist in I860 or | 



The claim of $30,000 against the Marine Company has 
been running since 1860. The record of the case was 
restored m court after the fire and the case is still pending. 

The portion of the school fund interest of the city of 
Chicago in township 39, range 13, arising out of the exten- 
sion of the city limits on the West Side, has never been set 
off to the city, nor has any claim been made therefor. As it 
is now nearly five years since the city limits were extended, 
all claim of the city may be cut off by limitation unless im- 
mediate attention is given to the interests of the city. 

Under the Morrison will, if the petition to perfect title 
under the burnt record act is attended to, the city will (for 
the benefit of the schools, in the happening of certain 
events) receive property worth $300,000 to $500,000. 

In June, 1873, the Board of Education contracted to sell 
80 acres of land to Henry Wisner, and received from such 
contract a deposit of $1,000. Wisner procured an adverse 
title immediately after the making of the contract, and 
since that time pretends to hold the superior title to the 
property , the purchase price of which was to be $28,040. 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

This institution was opened to the public on May 1. Its 
success has been unprecedented in the history of similar 
institutions in this country. The issue of books to borrow- 
ers has risen as high as 2,500 in a single dav. The board 
have jtidiciously expended such nroportion of the apnro- 
priations as were not needed for the running expenses for 
the purchase of books, but have never reached a limit be- 
yond which they do not deem it prudent to go. The num- 
ber of books upon the shelves is about 30,000, most of which 
are issued on demand. A great manv residents outside, 
but doing business in the city, have desired to enjov the 
benefits of the institution, but the law creating the iibrarv, 
unfortunately for them, renders it impossible for the di- 
rectors to comply with these demands. 

BUILDING THE COURT HOUSE. 

The last Council exhibited a determination to rebuild 
our Court House upon the old site as rapidly as possible. 
While I heartily desire to see our Court House rebuilt in a 
style suitable to the growing needs of the city; still, in 
view of the depressed financial condition of the citv and 
country generally, I am very loth to, at this time, imnose 
any additional burden of taxation upon our citizens.'un- 
less it cannot possibly be avoided. In this connection, it 
is proper to say that there is a quantity of real estate in the 
possession of the city, including the lake front, upon which 
large amounts of money might De realized, and for a por- 
tion of which purchacers are waiting to offer fair prices. 
If this land, which is now entirely unproductive, could be 
disposed of to advantage, I could then see no objection to 
proceeding with the rebuilding of the Court House out of 
funds to be thus realized, and limiting the cost of the 
building to the proceeds of such real estate. This view of 
the subject, gentlemen, I submit to your consideration and 
action. 

CONCLUSION. 

In conclusion, gentlemen, I am happy to inform you that 
the reports from the heads of every department of the city 
are most satisfactory, and, from all I can see and all the 
information I can obtain by personal inspection, I honestly 
believe that the affairs of the city, as respects every branch 
of municipal operations, are being conducted in a manner 
to subserve the best interests of the tax-payers and of the 
public generally. 

H. D. COLVIN. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Cullerton presented a reso- 
lution directing the Clerk to have the rules of the Council 
printed for the use of the Council, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Eesolved, That the Clerk be, ana is hereby, directed to 
have printed, for the use of the Council and Clerk, five 
hundred copies of the rules of this Council. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now adjourn 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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l^EG-UL^I^ 31:. EETIPfO. 



DECEMBEK U, 1874. 



OflQoial Report. 



Present— Aid. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. McClorj% 
Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell. Case, Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schatfner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Foley, Spaulding, and Stout. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Stone of the Fifth Ward movea that the minutes of 
the regular meetine neid Dec. 7. 1874, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The presiding othcer presented the following list of 
standing committees for the ensuing year: 

Finance— Heath, Quirk. R. B. Stone, Lynch, Schatfner. 

Railroads— O'Brien, Richardson, Stout, White, Murphy. 

Judiciary— Richardson, Campbell, Schaffner, Cullerton, 
Waterman' ^ ^, , 

Fire and Water— R. B. Stone, Woodman, Coey, Mahr, 

Schools— Cleveland. Lynch, T. C. Clark. Reidy, Case. 

Streets and Alleys, S. D.— Spalding, R. B. Stone, Warren. 
Fitzgerald, Folev. Sommer. 

Streets and Alleys. W. D.— Cullerton, McDonald, Bauey, 
Woodman. White, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan. 

Streets and Alleys, N. D.— Lengacher, Corcoran, Dickin- 
son, Mahr, Sweeney. 

Wharves and Public Grounds— Warren, Jonas, McClory, 
Mnruhy, R. Stone. 

Wharting Privileges— Bailey, Gunderson, Reidy, Cor- 
coran, Coey. ^ ■,, . 

Local Assessments— Fitzgerald, Woodman, Cullerton, 
O'Brien, Sweeney. 

Bridewell— Campbell. McCiory, Hildreth, T. C. Clark, 
Gunderson. 

Licenses— (■oreoran. Eckhardt, Foley, Mahr, O'Brien. 

Poliep—Hildreth. Stout. Murphv, Eckhardt, Richardson. 

Gas Lights— Jonas, Hildreth, Qiiirk, Warren, D, W. Clark, 
Jr. 



Harbor and Bridges— White, Lengacher, Spalaing, Ryan, 
Gunderson. 

Printing— D. W. Clark, Jr., Foley, Dickinson, '.Lengacher. 
Bailev. 

Markets— Stom. Heath. Quirk, Fitzgernld, McDonald. 

Public Buildings— Coey. Cleveland, McClory, Schaffner. 
R. Stone. 

Connty Relation.s— Reidy, D. W. Clark, Jr., Sommev 
Eckhardt, Jonas. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented the statement of the re- 
ceipts and expenditures of the city of Chicago for the 
month of November, 1874, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the annual report of the City In- 
spector, which was 

Published and placed on file. 

The following is the report: 
To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of the 

citv of Chicago: 

Gentlemen: The undersigned, John F. Brown, City 
Fish Inspector of the city of Chicago, would herewith 
respectfully tender his report of the various amounts and 
kinds of fish inspected by him during the year ending Nov. 
.30,1874: 

Whitefish. No. l.^l^rls 35,513 

Whitefish, No. 2, % brls 8.448 

Whitefish, No. 3,)^ brls 3,162 

Trout, No. 1,^4 brls 5,642 

Trout, No. 2, y^ brls 1,050 

Herring, H^ brls 5,980 



Pickering, K hrls. 
Sour, % brls 



1,059 
652 



61,506 
Respectfully submitted, 

John F. Brown, 
City Fish Inspector. 
The City Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
ing vouchers in favor of the North Chicago Rolling Co. for 
$50.'), and O. B. Green for 3i;574.44, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
The Board of Public Works presented a communication 
asking for additionel appropriation for street cleaning and 
repair purposes; which was 
. Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
.Also, 
A renort and ordinance for Avidening Crenshaw street, 
from Oakley avenue to Western avenue- 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Campbell, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

^tes— Richardson, Dixon, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Keidv, Somnier, Cullerton, McClory. 
Hildreth. McDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaflher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dick- 
inson, Jonas, and Corcoran— 37. 

Noes— None. 

Also 

A report and ordinance for private drains on Butter- 
field street, from Twenty-seventh street to Thirty-first 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. R.B. Stone, the 
ord'inance uas put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follo^^s: 

^yes— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of tne Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaflher, Murnhy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, and Corcoran— 37. 

jYoes— None. ; 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for opening a street, from Thirty- 
eight street to Egan avenue, between Langley street and 
Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clarke, 
the'ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

^j/es— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone, of the Fourth Ward; Stone, of the Fifth Ward; 
Clarke, of the Fifth Ward; Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark, of the Tenth Ward; White, Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Mahr, Lengacher, SchafFner, Murphv, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran— 37. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes on Jeffer- 
son street, from West Twelfth street to West Twenty-second 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth. 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

J.ye.s— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone, of the Fourth Ward; Stone, of the Fifth Ward; 
Clarke, of the Fifth Ward; Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, 
Clark, of the Tenth Ward; White, Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Mahr, Lengacher, SchafFner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes on 
North Clark street, from North Wells street to i^'ullerton av- 
enue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mahr, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

yl yes— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory 
Hildreth, McDonald Bailey.' O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, .Schafl'ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
soh, .Jonas, Corcoran — 37. 

Noea — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes on 
Market street, from Madison street to Van Buren street. 

Jiy unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Warren, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

^1/e.s— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the i'"ourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, J{eidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Guuderson, Heath, Waterman. 



Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, SehaflTner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

Noes — None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for private drains on West Chi- 
cago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ryan, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes ana 
noes as follows: 

^2/e«— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Somnier, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Vv"oodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward. White, Gundeison, Heath, Waterman. 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, SchafFner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

iVoes— None, 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains on West 
Twelfth street, from Center avenue to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McDonald, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed bv ayes and 
noes as follows: 

^yci— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, MeClorv, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhart, Mahr, 
Lengacher, SchafFner, Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

ivoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains on University 
place, from Cottage Grove avenue to Rhodes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and nassed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

^?/etf— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. McClorv, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clarke 
of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schafl'ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, and Corcoran— 37. 

JVbes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for two lamp-posts on Lincoln 
street, from Hubbard street to West Indiana street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cleveland, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by aves 
and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzserald, 
Coey. Spaldiiig, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone"of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, 
Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaflher, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Corcoran— 40. 

iVoes— None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for three lamp-posts on Webster 
avenue, from Dayton street to Fremont street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mahr, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows: 

^2/es— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey. 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the P'ifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tonth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaflher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for paving West Fourteenth 
street, from Stewart avenue to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ai/es— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 



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of the Fifth Wfird, Reidv, Soramer. Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildielh, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gundersou, Heath, Waterman, 
Campliell, Case, Cleveland, Qnirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Scbafther, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, uickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

iV'oes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for walling, filling, and paving 
We>;t Twelfth street, from the east curb line of Centre av- 
enue to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

xl.ve.— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Camobeil. Case, Cleveland, Quirk. Rj'an, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schatfner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran— 37. 

Noes— Hone. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, liliing, and grading 
Oak street, from Rush street to Pine street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Corcoran, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

^•l(/es— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Filth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Qitirk, Rvan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schalther, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran. 

I\oes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for paving Halsted street, from 
"West Twenty second street to Archer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sommer, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

^?/fs— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, CuTJerton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth. McDonald. Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath. Wa- 
terman. Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Mahr, Lengacher. Shaflfner, Murphv, Sweeney. Lynch, 
Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran. 

A'oe.s— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for planking the allevs in blocks 
] and 10, Brand's Addition to Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. White, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage and passed bv ayes and 
noes as follows: 

Ayef=— Foley, Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coey. Soaldiug, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, 
Cullerton, Mc(;iory, Hildreth. McDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Ciark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell. Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schatfner, Murphj% 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran. 

iVyes— None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the w^est side of 
Sholto street, from West Harrison street to Gurlev street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 0''Brien, the 
ordinance was pat upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

J. .'/3i— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey. 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reldv. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, M3D)!i-jld, Bailey, OBdeu, Woodmm, Clark of 
the re;ith Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Canpbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Ejkhardt. Mahr, 
Ljugach^r, Scaatf.ier, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas and Corcoran— 37. 

iV^Ci— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Lincoln street, from West Van Buren street to West Harri- 
son street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Campbell, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

J.?/es— R.chardson. Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schatfner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch. Dickin- 
son, Jonas, and Corcoran— 37. 

Noes — None. 

The Counsel to the corporation presented his opinion in 
relation to the contract for the Fullerton avenue conduit, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Schaffner, 

Laia over and published. 

The following is the opinion : 

Law Department, ) 
City of Chicago, Dec. 12, 1874. j" 
To the Honorable, the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago : 

By your resolution of the 4th instant the Counsel to the 
Corporation is instructed to furnish you his opinion in 
writing on certain questions relating to the Fullerton av- 
enue contract, between the city and Geo. F. Norris & Co. 

The questions thus submitted are more conveniently 
discussed in an order a little ditierentfrom that adopted in 
those resolutions. 

I. No legal objection is found to the validity of said con- 
tract. The opinion is therefore given that "said contract 
is legal." 

II. "Were said Norris &Co. entitled to rely in regard to ma- 
terial on the profile furnished by the city as a basis of 
their bid, so far as the construction of the conduit is con- 
cerned?" 

It is not perceived that there can be any serious doubt on 
that question. It must be answered in the affirmative, 
with the qualifications hereinafter stated: 

By the requirements of the city charter, before advertis- 
ing for proposals, in such case "a plan or 
profile of the work to be done, accompanied 
with specifications for doing the same." must 
"be placed on tile in the office of the Board of Public 
Works," and must " at all times be openfor public insoec- 
tion," and every bidder is required to hie with his bid a 
bond that in case the contract jbe awarded to him he will 
execute the work according to "the plans and specifica- 
tions," etc. Accordingly plans and specifications of this 
work were so tiled, and by the express language of the con- 
tract these plans and specifications are '' made part of this 
contract." (See line 27 of contract.) 

Among tnese plans is one marked A, which is a profile 
of a longitudinal section of the proposed excavation, ver- 
tically cut through the whole length of the work, on a 
plane in the center of the proposed excavation. That pro- 
tile purports to show the nature of the material to be ex- 
cavated. 

The first clause of the specifications, under the head 
"Excavation," is in the following words: 

" The nature of the material to be excavated, so far as 
the same could be ascertained from numerous borings 
made, is shown by the accompanying plan, marked A. But 
the contractor must take the work at his own risk, with 
regard to the peculiarities of soil, which may exist at 
points between or on the sides of the borings." By otner 
provisions, this trench was nearly thirty feet deep, nine- 
teen feet wide at the bottom, and of greater width nearer 
the surface. 

Of course the cost of the work depends largely upon the 
quality of the material and the depth at which it is found. 
The risk of caving (and consequent increased cost) depenas 
much upon these conditions. 

In the case of Sanger vs. The City of Chicago, decided in 
the Supreme Court as part of the business of September 
term. 18/2, the court says: "The profile exhibiting the 
wortv to be done with whatever is represented on it is a 
part of the contract itself, and must be so construed." 

The profile in this case does not puroort to show the 
points where the borings were made, nor" how many bor- 
ings were made. 

By the language of the clause in the specifications, the 
undertaking of the city and the risk of the contractor are 
both clearly defined, espscia'.ly when read in amnectijn with 
an examination of the profile. 

It is plain that by that clause the city undertakes and 
contracts with Norris & Co., that borings sufficiently nu- 
me'-ous to show the general average of the nature and lo- 
cation of the material to be excavated with substantial ac- 
curacy had been made; that such borings were made 
faithfully, skillfully, and with suitable instruments, and, 



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that the result was correctly shown on the profile. The 
city wananted the substantial accuracy of the showings of 
the profile in this regard But the fact is recoguized that 
in actual excavation peculiarities or eccentricities 
of the soil, varying from that shown upon 
the profile, both, as to nature and relative depth, 
at points between the boring-;, longitudinally or at the 
sides, between the borings and the proposed walls of the 
trench, might be encountered which had not been discov- 
ered by the borings, and were liable to be undiscovered by 
the horiuiis, though reasonably numerous, and dt)ne with 
skill and accuracy. All risk as to such local peculiarities 
or eccentricities of soil rests upon the contractors, and this 
is the only risk they assume. Their risk in this regard is 
expressly defined and limited by the terms of this clause. 
With the exception of this risk, thus expressly . defined 
and limited, the contractors were entitled to rely upon the 
protile as to the nature of the matend to be excavated. 

III. " Are .said Norris <k Co. under said contract bound to 
do the back-filling over the arch of said conduit?" 

This is a question far more difficult to derermine— and 
one about which after a very thorough examination I still 
remain m great doubt. It is a question very nicely bal- 
anced and upon which cogent reasons can be urged on 
both sides. 

It is plain that it was contemplated by both of the con- 
tracting parties that this" back-filling was to 
be Gone by somebody. It seems also obvious 
that (by whomsoever it w'as to be done) it was contem- 
pjatea that it should be so done, and at such times as to 
keep pace with the i)roerress of the rest of the work. The 
surplus earth was to be removed as soon as possible after 
the completion of each 100 yards in length of the work. 
The surplus of material not needed for back-filling and 
restoring the street, could not readily be ascertained until 
the back-tilling and dressing up the street had been done. 
This seems to indicate that the back-filling was to be done 
as soon as each 100 yards of the work was done. 
Again the contract provides for the erection 
upon the masonry of the conduit proper 
.'Structures called "man-holes," at the intersections of 
streets and elsevvhere, and the upper ends of these "man- 
holes'" were to be, when done, at ihe surface of the street. 
and that the lower ends should intersect 
the conduit. It woula seem that the 
most ready way to fix the height of the top 
of the "man-holes" would be to do the back-filling ana re- 
store the street, and thus fix the elevation of the surface. 
It would also seem plain that the stability and security of 
the masonry of the conduit and of these "man-holes" 
would require the back-filling to be done as the work 
progressed. 

It is not understood that the contractors claim that the 
bacK-fi,ling was not to be done by somebody, or that they 
deny that it was to be so done as to keep pace with the 
other work, but that it is insisted by them that they are 
only bound to do the work set down in tne specifications 
or expressly required by their contract, and it is contended 
that this back-filling is not covered by the specifications or 
by their contract proper; that after the making of thin con- 
tract the duty remainea upon the city, through some other 
contractor or otherwise, to do this back-filling at such time 
and in such manner as to keep pace with the progress of 
the work concadea to be covered by this contract, and also 
to finish up and restore the earth of the street in apt time, 
so as to make it ready for the restoration by these con- 
tractors of graveling, etc., named in this contract. 

'ihe enterprise in which the city embarked was to con- 
nect the waters of the North Branch with the waters of the 
lake, by means of a conduit along and under Fullerton 
avenue. 

The end to be obtained required the following items of 
work to be done: 

1. The removal of the artificial structures, if any, from 
the surface of the earth preparatory to excavation. 

2. The excavation of a suitable trench. 

6. The bracing and sheeting of the earthen walls of the 
trench to prevent caving from the sides during the progress 
of tlie work. 

4. The construction of the brick conduit in the trench. 

o. The erection upon the masonry of the conduit of 
structures called "man-holes." 

6. The back-filling or replacing of so much of the exca- 
vated material as should be necessary to restore the street 
proper. 

7. The removal of surplus earth not needed for back- 
filling. 

8. The restoration of the artificial structures, if any. 
which had been removed before the excavation bei;an. 

y. The construction of proper devices at each end of the 
l)rick conduit to admit the ingress aud egress of the 



water, and so fai as practicable to prevent the admission 
of matter which might obstruct* or injure the brick 
conduit. 

The contractors admit their obligation to do all the items 
of work above enumerated— except the sixth and ninth 
(the back-rilling a^^d the tinishi.ig work at the ends of the 
brick conduit). C)Ut deny that they are bound to do either 
of these items. 

This contract on examination is partly written and partly 
printed: the lan_uage of parts of it was prepared expressly 
for the work u'ndertaken by these contPiiciors. and the 
language of parts of it was prepared as a general form, 
with such provisions as are suitable to most of the varieties 
of public work to be paid for out of the general funds of the 
city. 

The parts prepared especially for this work consist of the 
speeiricatious attached to the contract as a part of it, and 
the written part of the contract proper— which a'.e inserted 
in the blanks left in the printed forms used. Che parts not 
specially prepared for this worK consist in the printed 
clauses of the contract proper " intended" (as our Suureme 
Court say in 2yth 111. Kep. 3;'2) to apply to large clashes of 
contracts "not to any one exclusively." It is held by our 
Supreme Court and laid down by the most approved 
authori.i3s that if there be any doubt as to the meaning 
of the whole contract, the words expresdy written jor ihe 
particular cjniract in qttesti-,n, are entitled to 
have a greater effect attributed to them 
than to those printed in the general form, 
inasmuch as these words are the immediate language and 
terms selected by the parties themselves for the expression 
of their meaning, while the words of the general formula 
are adapted equally to this case, and all other cases of con- 
tracts upon similar subjects. 

The leading clause of this contract is in writing, and 
contains all the written wor<ls of the contract proper 
which have any bearing upon the question, and is in these 
words : 

" The said party of the first part" (Norris it Co.) - * * 
" agree to coH-f'/wc^ compleie and put in rcaaimsafor use, 
and so maintain it for one year after such completion, a 
brick conauit twelve (12) feet in internal diameter in Ful- 
lerion avenue, between the uorih branch of Chicago river 
and Lake Michigan, eleven thousand (ll.OUO) leet, more or 
less, and to take the risk of all disturbing causes and ob- 
stacles, whether under or abcjve the grouiid, for ilje period 
above mentioned ; the said contractors hereby agreeing to 
furnish alt the materials of every kind lequired in the 
construction and completion of the work cne^edby tii 
contract, the compensation for the said materials 
being included in the sums herein specined as 
the Contract price, tnd they also agree to furni.Nh at their 
own proper cost and expense all machinery, fixtures, 
structures and tools of any kind needed or'usedinor 
about the same, and without charge to the city. '1 he con- 
tractors will also at their own expense remove" so much of 
the excavated material as will not be required to restore 
the street to as good a condition as before the conduit was 
built, and will hold the city harmless from any expense or 
cost incurred by reason of interference with any private or 
public property abutting on or contiguous to the street in 
which said conduit is to be built." 

In what sense is the phrase "to construct, complete, and 
put in readiness for use," ■■■ ■■• =:= "a brick conduit," 
etc., to be understood— in this clause: To say that the 
city was about "to construct a conduit froni the North 
Branch to the lake"— would plainly include all the work 
of every kind which that entire enterprise would require, 
and would certainly embrace all the nine items of work 
above enumerated, one of whicn is the work of doing 
the back-fildng and the restoration of the street 
in every respect. The phrase used in the above part of 
the contract is not in its form quite so general as the phrase 
supposed. If the words of the contract had been that these 
panics "agree to construct and complete for the city a con- 
duit from the river to the lake," according to the specifica- 
tions attached, and among the specifications it was pro- 
vided it should be of brick and of certain dimensions, such, 
general words would show more strongly that these con- 
tractors were to do the whole work of every kind. The 
phrase of the contract is, "to construct and" complete a 
brick cundwit." etc., of certain dimensions. This, 
it is suggested. presents, as the object- 
ive point of this contract, the construction 
and completion of a "brick conduit" or "conduit proper," 
and notgenerally "the whole work of the conduit." 

That th • term "conduit" may be used in a compre- 
hensive sense, so as to embrace in its C(jmpletion all the 
nine items of work above presented, or may be used in a 
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through which the water is to flow— or, in other words, so 
AS to embrace "the conduit proper"— is a very plain propo- 
^Bition, and the question here presented is: In which of 
.•these senses are the words "to construct and complete a 
brick" "conduit" used in this leading clause of this con- 
tract? Does it embrace this back-tilling? 

As already suggested, it is obvious— that is, was contem- 
plated by the contracting parties— that the back-filling 
was to be done contemporaneously with the construction 
of the conduit proper, and so as to keep pace with that 
work; and that whenever HsO yards of the conduit proper 
was tiuished the back-filling was to be done, and the sur- 
plus earth was to be removed as soon as possible there- 
after, in such a manner as to save the city for damages (it 
would seem) for the obstruction of the street an unreason- 
able length (;f time 

When we consider that the work of back-filling and of 
restoring the street is in its nature so identical with the 
work uf excavating the trench for the conduit 
proper, requiring, as it must, the same kind 
of laborers, and it would seem in some degree the same 
kind of machinery; when we also see thai the work is not 
only identical in its nature with that of the excavation, 
but that the labor of back-filling is so intimately connected 
with the work necessary to protect and hold steady the 
masonry of the arch, and that it is so important to these 
contractors that the back-fiiling should be so done as to 
press equally on all sides of the arch, and that the security 
and protection of the " man holes " is so evidently depend- 
ent upon the manner of doing the back-liilingj it seems 
difficult to believe that the city would let the excavation 
to one contractor and the back-tilling to another. 

If there were to be separate jobs it would seem difhcult 
to determine where the werk of these contractors should 
end, and where that of the contractor for back filling 
should begin. 

The top of the "man-holes," where the whole work is 
completed, must, of course, conform to the surface of the 
street when fully restored. It would plainly be more con- 
venient to have these two items done by the same con- 
tractor. 

The surplus earth, not needed to do the back filling, it is 
provided, is to belong to the contractors, and is to be re- 
moA'ed as soon as pos.'ible after the completion of each luO 
yards of the work. The most palpable mode of determin- 
ing what part of the material excavated would be to do 
the back filling and set oH the remainder as surplus. This 
Beems very like part of the same work, and suggest that it 
is assumed, though not expressly declared, tnat these con- 
tractors should do all this work. 

in constructing the conduit proper — unless the bed for it 
be cut with great accuracy — some" back-filling is necessary 
to make a proper bed for "the invert." So in 
constructing the arch, the trench on each side 
and about the arch must of necessity be 
tilled with earth at least to the level of the top of 
the external part of the arch — and perhaps to a higher 
point— in order to keep the arch firmly in its place. It 
would seem that if the back-filling was not to be done by 
these contractors, some provision would have been made 
as to the amount of earth to be put about or on the arch, 
by these contractors. 

'if this back-filling was not to be done by these con- 
tractors as part of iheir job, it does seem that some pro- 
vision would have been made requiring the city to do this 
back-filling in a proper manner, and in apt time for the 
security of the conduit proper, and for the support and se- 
curity of the structures used called man-holes — yet none 
such "is found in the contract or in the specifications. 

General words are often used to embrace, in a contract 
for work, items and details not strictly within the letter of 
the words used. Should a contractor agree to furnish and 
properly put in for the city gas pipes or water pipes, from 
a given point to another given point, it would seem that he 
would be bound, without further specifications, to dig the 
necessary trench, put in the pipes, and Jid up the ditch, (and 
if he cut a street), to restore the street. 

The contract to a given specified thing involves the ob- 
ligation to do every thing collateral, incidental, and neces- 
sary to the doing of the thing specified. They agree to re- 
move "all graveling," etc., before excavation, and to 
restore it again to as good conditions as before the begin- 
ning of the work. This cannot be done without the back- 
filling being done. The back-filling is collateral and neces- 
sary to the thing specified. If the objective 
point of this leading clause in this contract is 
to complete the conduit for the city, then clearly 
this back-filling is incidenial and necessary to the comple- 
tion of the work. If the objective point of this clause of 
the contract is simply the completion of the conduit 
proper, the doing of the back-filling would not be strictly 



necessary to the accomplishment of that end by the con- 
tractors. If this back-filling were different in its nature 
from the work to be done by this contractor, as the carpenter 
work in con Dtructing a house is different from the masonry, 
there would be much force in the suggestion that the con- 
duit proper is the objective point of this contract. 

Should a brick and stone mason in general terms contract 
with a proprietor to furnish the material, and construct for 
him a brick house of certain dimensions, to be paid there- 
for a given sum per thousand for brick in the wall, it 
might well be insisted that by that general term he was 
not bound to do the carpenter work. But this, it is con- 
ceived, results chiefiy for the difi'erencein the nature of the 
two classes of work to be done. In the printed clauses of 
the contract proper is a clause (provided for all cases of 
this kind) regulating the issue from tune to lime of esti- 
mates for 85 per cent, of the value of the work dor e. 
A I the time of issuing such estimates, if in such estimates 
anything has been included for back-filling, or if, 
on the contrary, all the estimates issued 
since any of the back-filling was done have been issued 
without including any allowance for back-filling and have 
been accepted by the contractors without dissent or claim 
for back-filling such, fact would have some bearing in 
showing the construction placed upon the contract by the 
parties, which is allowed to have its weight in doubtful 
questions. 

On the other hand, to arrive at the true con- 
struction or meaning of a written contract, the 
law does not permit resort to contemporaneous oral 
agreements— nor to conversations of the parties 
or of their agents at the time of the contract or pend- 
ing the negotiations leading to the contract. But it is 
proper to resort to the surroundings under which the par- 
ties acted at the time of the execution of the contract in 
seeking the sense in which the parties used the words in 
question. 

Do the circumstances under which the contracting par- 
ties acted at the making of this contract shed any light 
on this subject? What were these circumstances? 

The charter required, in such cases that before adver- 
tising for proposals, plans and specifications of the work 
to be let, and of the mode of doing it, should be placed om 
file, which should be open for puplic inspection. The or- 
dinance on this subject also requires that when bids for 
any public improvement be advertised for, "there shall 
be prepared full and complete specifications for the same." 

The advertiseme'fitcaUed for proposals for the construction 
of '^ a brick conduit according to plans and specifications on 
file." This directed the attention of persons proposing to 
bid, to the plans and specifications, to find out what the work 
to be let consisted of, and how it was required to be done. 

On examination, it is found that the specifications on 
file purported or professed to cover the "whole of the 
work " to be let, and also on their face indicated that only 
a portion of the entire work was to be let. 

The very first line of the specifications begins with the 
w^ords, " the portion of the conduit to he constiucted under 
the fo/ lowing specifications:" To extend from the east 
bank of the north branch of the Chicago River to the shore 
of Lake Michigan. In another clause these words are 
found: "The contractor shall =•= '•= - do all the work of 
whatsoever nature necessary to complete the portion of 
the conduit required in theae specifications.'''' In 
another these words are found: "The whole of the 
work included in these specifications is to be under the im- 
mediate charge of such engineer or superintendent =:= ** 
as the Board of Public Works shall from time to time ap- 
point for the purpose." 

And the last requirement in these specifications begins 
with these words: -'The whole of the work included in 
these specifications to be commenced and carried on at such 
times an«l such places as said board shall direct," etc. It 
would seem that, in view of the charter requiring plans and 
specifications of the work : and in view of the ordinance re- 
quiring ''full and complete specifications for the work " to.be 
let; and in view of the fact that the specifications in this case 
purport and profess to cover ail the work to De let, and say 
that it is only apcriion of the whole enterprise; and in 
view of the fact that in describing the work to he let it is 
twice called "the whole of the work included in these 
specifications," that the bidder had a right to assume that 
he was not to be required to do anything w-hich was not to 
befouhd in these sjjccifications, or indicated on the plans. 

Let us look now at these plans and specifications, and 
see what is "the whole of the work included in these speci- 
fications." 

Plan A is a profile of the work purporting to exhibit a 
longitudinal, vertical section of the whole work, cutting 
the proposed conduit in the middle, from end to end, 
showing on that line the nature and character of the ma- 



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terial to be excavated, the form and relative elevation of 
the surface line of the earth, the crossings of the trans- 
verse streets, and of the railroads, the size and proposed 
location of the conduit, the thickness of the proposed walls, 
etc., etc. 

Plan B is a profile of a cross section of the proposed 
trench— on which is shown the proposed location of thd 
conduit proper, and the plan of sheeting and bracing the 
proposed trench, front bottom to top, showing the proe 
posed size and location of the sheeting and bracing to be 
used in protecting the work from caving during the con- 
iStruction of the conduit proi)er. 

Plan C consists of drawings showing the proposed shape, 
size. and proportions of the man-holes and the form of each 
part thereof, and their relative positions to the masonry of 
the conduit proper. 

Filed with these plans weie the specifioation.s referred to 
in the advertisement, entitled "Specifications for the con- 
struction of a conduit on Fullerton avenue," etc. 

On a close examination of the specifications it is seen 
they give the location and length of the proposed conduit, 
its diameter, the relative depth at which it is to be placed, 
the location of tlie man-hole.''', the greatest depth, least 
depth, and average depth of the proposed excava- 
tion, the nature of material to be excavated, the depth of 
excavation, the width and required slopes of the walls of 
the trench, the disposition of the surplus, earth, and the 
time for removing it, they provide for the temv>orary support 
of gas and water pipes, the removal of the gravel,' etc., be- 
fore excavation, and its final restoration: for the mode of 
bracing and sheeting the sides of the trench, giving minute 
directions as to the mode of doing it; prescribing the size 
and number of the timbers and the mode of applying 
them, and what shall be left in the work and what re- 
moved; specifies the materials ' ot the conduit 
proper and the mode of its construction in 
every detail ; nrcscribes when the masonry is 
to be laid directly on the bottom of the excavation 
and when it must have a made foundation of gravel and 
sand; requires twenty-three man-holes to be constructed, 
and prescribes their locations, their size, and form, and 
the materials for their construction, and the mode of con- 
structing them, all in minute detail ; mode of connecting 
them with the conduit proper and with the sewers, and 
mode of covering them, and the furnishing of ladders, etc. ; 
provides for the inspection of the work, the removal of im- 
proper material and defective work, the furnishing by the 
contractors of all necessary tools, etc. ; for assistance to the 
City Engineer in taking levels; for the time and mode of 
cleaning; for extra work; for keeping this work in repair 
for one year; for the issue of monthly estimates; for the 
supervision of an engineer; for the guarding of the public 
against accidents during the work; for confining their 
operations within the limits of the street lines; for foot- 
ways in front of residences; guarding against the inter- 
ruption of the use of intersecting railways, and against the 
obstruction of the driveway on the lake shore. 

It will be observed that these specifications cover the re- 
moval of graveling, etc., before excavation, the excava- 
tion of the trench, the bracing the walls of the trench, the 
removal of the surplus earth, the restoration of the grav- 
eling, etc., and provide expressly that they shall all be 
•done by these contractors, and specify minutely how each 
of these items are to be done; and yet there is not one ex- 
Dress word as to by whom thisback-fihingis to be done, and 
hot one word as to by whom the finishing w<jrk at each end 
of the conduit proper is to be done; nor as to the mode 
in which either item shall be done: while all the work 
necessary to the completion of the brick conduit, or con- 
-duit proper, is minutely specified. 

It is understood that it is not claimed by the city that 
these contractors are bound to do the finishing immediate- 
ly at the lake and at the river, but it is conceded that that 
part of the enterprise is not included in this contract, and 
the contractors insi>t that the back-filling was also left 
•out of the contract. 

Such being the conditions of the plans and specifications, 
the bids were made and the contract proper was executed. 
These plans and specifications were the foundation and 
basis of the contract. 

Under these circumstances the con tract was prepared and 
executed. 

When it is ob.scrvcd that these specifications profess on 
their face to cover only a portion of the work to be done, 
■and also profess to cover the whole work to be done by the 
contractor, and to specify the mode of doing it. and "wheti 
it is remembered that the charter and ordinances required 
full and coini)lete specifications of the work to be let, and 
It is .seen that these specifications are entirely silent as to 
the doing of the back- tilling or as to the mode or character 



of the work iti restoring the street, while every part of th,o 
work necessary for the construction of the conduit propor 
v/as so fully and minutely specified, the inference seems 
strong that if the contracting parties really intended to in- 
trude the back- tilling in the work of these contractors it 
would not have been left to inference, but 
there would have been inserted an extinss provis- 
ion to that effect in the written part of this contract, 
with i^ome directions or requirements as to the mooe of do- 
ing this back-filling so as to restore the street The contract 
and specifications are both silent as to whether the earth 
should be thrown back loosely, or rammed and tamped 
tightly; whether the earth should be thrown back in a dry 
state or soaked down from the hydrants; whether it should 
be so filled as to press equally on both sides of the masonry 
of the conduit and the "man-holes," or might be thrown 
m without regard to such precaution ; whether the earth, 
should be filled to the level of the original 
surface, or carried above that level : whether 
the filling should be so finished and graded 
as to form a smooth surface and regular grade for travel 
along the street, or might be left in a rough state; whether 
the surface of the filling should be left flat and level 
from side to side or should be finished crowning in the 
middle, s<-> as to carry falling water to the sides of the 
streets. It would seem that something \\?ould have ap- 
peared about matters of such importance to the city», 
either in the specifications or the written part of the con- 
tract, if in truth these contractors were to do this back- 
filling and restoration of the street as a part of the work 
embraced in this contract. 

It is certainly true th-it, strictly speaking, the construc- 
tion and completion of the brick conduit described in thOr 
contract and specifications (and a strict compliance with 
the mere letter of this contract and of the specifications) 
might be accomplished by 

1. Excavating a trench to the depth shown upon the pro- 
file and of the dimensions mentioned in the specifications. 

2. Constructing in the trench, at the required depth, a 
brick conduit of the quality and dimensions indicated 
upon the plans, with the erection thereon of the structures 
called man-holes. 

3. Removing all surplus excavated earth not required to 
restore the street. 

4. Restoring the crossings, sidewalks, culveits, etc., when 
the city shall have restored the street so as to render that 
practicable. 

This suggestion is rather strengthened by the provision 
in the writien part of the contract, which provides that the 
contractors shall " at their own expense remove so much of 
the excavated material as will not he required to restore the 
street." It does not provide in any respect for the disposi- 
tion of so much of the excavated material aswili be needed 
to restore the street. The expression of the one is often 
held to be the exclusion of the other, and it would seem 
that if it were intended to require the earth needed tore- 
store the street to be replaced by these contractors that it 
would have been so inserted in this part of the written 
statement of the work which they were required to do. The 
silence of the contract on this subject, in this connection, 
is somewhat suggestive of the idea that the back-filling 
was not intended to be embraced in this contract. 

It is surely true that no express clause or word can be 
found, either in the contractor specifications, imposing 
upon these contractors the doing of this back-filling, and it 
seems pretty clear that, had the Board of Public Works im- 
mediately afier letting this contract proceeded to advertise 
and let to some other contractor the work of doing this 
back-filling and restoring the street so as to be in readiness 
to receive the artificial structures, in the nav of sidewalks, 
crossings, culverts, etc., so as to keep pace with the work of 
these contractors, and it had been insisted by any one that 
this could not be done because of the proposed work being 
embraced in this contract, no provision could have been 
found to support such a position with any certainty. In 
fact, it is impossible to point out any given clause or 
phrase which repels or is incompatible with the idea that 
the city was to cause this back-filling and this restoration 
of the street to be done by some other contractor. 

And it is equally true no clause can be found which ex- 
pressly imposes or fixes that obligation on the city, and 
many reasons are assigned tending to show that by a 
true construction of this contract these contractors are 
bound to do it. 

All these con.siderations, pro and con, and others not 
here written, have been carefully revolved, and still I find 
my mind in doubt as to the true construction of this con- 
tract so far as this back-filling is concerned. 

I can only say, that while I incline to the opinion that 



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these contractors are bound by their contract to do this 
bacU-Hlling. still I cannot give the city any assurance that 
the courts would so decide the question. No prndent law- 
yer would undertake to predict to his client with any de- 
gree of confidence how this question would be decided if 
brought before the courts for adjudication. Being unable 
to give any decided opinion on this subject, I have thought 
best, at the hazard of being a little prolix, to present the 
considerations pro and con, that you may see for yourselves 
the uncertainty in which the question is in truth involved. 

IV. Is it lawful for the Common Council to grant to said 
Norris it Co. an increase over their contract price for build- 
ing said conduit? 

The true answer to this question depends entirely upon 
the facts of the case. It is not lawful for the Common 
■Council merely of their own free will to grant to a con- 
tractor an increase over his contract price for his work. It 
is not lawful for them to give away the public money mere- 
ly because they may desire or choose to do so. 
'ifitbetrne, however, as claimed by these contractors, 
that the nature of the material to be excavated turns out 
to be materially different from what these contractors had 
a right to rely on, from the statements of the specifications 
and the showing of the profile, and for that cause the work 
turns out to be largely more expensive than it would have 
been had the nature of the material turned out as was 
represented by the city; in such case (if it exist) 
the contractors may lawfully rescind and 
abandon their contract and demand of the city payment 
of a reasonable compensation for their exDen.ses and labor 
already bestowed upon the work, including a reasonable 
allowance for necessary loss by the depreciation of ma- 
chinery. Or in such case the contractors may, if they 
choose, proceed to complete their contract and demand 
lawfully of the city the excess of the necessary cost of the 
work— as the material was in fact found— over what would 
have been the necessary cost thereof had the nature and 
location of the material been as represented by the city. 

If the contractors have substantial cause of complaint 
on that ground the adjustment of the matter is substan- 
tiallv under the control of the Common Council. On 
pages 415-416, Tuley's Law and Ordinances, in section 5 of 
chapter 5 of City Charter, it is provided that "the Comp- 
troller shall have supervision over the city debts, contracts, 

* * - and liabilities of the city - * * and generally, 
in subiirdination to the Mayor and Common Council, to ex- 
ercise supervision over all such interests of the city as in 
any manner may concern or relate to the city finances, rev- 
enues, and property." 

If, therefore, there be a liability of the citv to these con- 
tractors, either in relation to a discrepancy from state- 
ments of the specifications and profile, or in re- 
lation to the question of the back-filling under 
this contract, the claim of the contractors is 
aproper matter for adjustment and settlement, either by 
way of compromise or by litigation, and the Common 
Council, with the approval of the Mayor, may direct in 
what manner the controversy shall be adjusted by the 
Comptroller. 

If it be proposed to adjust such a controversy, by grant- 
ing to the contractors an increase on the price of the whole 
work over their contract price, that mode of adjustment 
would be equivalent to the i-escinaing of the present con- 
tract and the making of another. This wouid be in so 
far as relates to the unexecuted part of the work 
A substantial violation of that part of the char- 
ter which requires work of this magnitude to 
be let to the lowest bidder, unless, indeed, it be 
done by the vote of two-thirds of all the Aldermen. 
But there is a provision on page 469, Tuley Laws and Or- 
dinances, which enacts that "'such contract may be entered 
into by the proper officer without advertising for bids 

* * =:• ■■■ by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
Aldermen ■■' ■■' ■■' elected." 

It will be seen, therefore, in the case supposed, that the 
Common Council have the lawful power, by resolution ap- 
proved by the Mayor, to direct the Comptroller to adjust 
the claim of these contractors in this regard by the pay- 
ment of any amount which the Comnion Council may 
think just or for the best interests of the city. 

If the Common Council should think it more to the in- 
terest of the city ro make such adjustment, by granting to 
thei-e contractors an increase over their contract price, that 
can only be done lawfully by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
Aldermen elected. 

If it be really true, as alleged, that these contractors 
have just ground of complaint against the city, on account 
of a substantial inaccuracy in the profile as to the nature 
of the material (not within the risk taken bv the con- 
tractors as ab )ve explained), prudence would seem to dic- 
tate that the city should adjust the matter of the work al- 



ready done, if practicable, by an allowance to the con- 
tractors of a reasonable compiensation for the proper ex 
pense of doing the same, and that the remainder of the 
work be relet, taking good care in that ease to impose ad^l. 
the risk, as to the nature of the material, upon the con 
tliactor, and providing expressly for the doing of the 
back-filling, and the proper restoration of the 
street by the contractors in every ^respect. 

This suggestion is the more readily made as that course 
could not possibly do any wrong or injustice to either 
party to the controversy, and would effectually dispose of the 
vexed question of law as to this back-filling, and of a 
probably vexed question of fact as to the degree of inac 
cul-acy in the profile. 

If, however, it is thought more to the interests of the 
city to adjust the whole matter by granting to these con- 
tractors an increase over their contract price, and have 
them fiiiish the work under the present contract— so 
modified as to cover these matters in controversy, that can 
be done by a vote of two-thirds of all tne Aldermen 
elected. All of which is respectfully submitted by 

T. Lyle Dickey, 
Counsel to the Corporation. 

PETITIONS, COMiMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Communication from S. S. Hayes asking to have the 
name of Depot place changed to Arbour place was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Petition of billiard saloon keepers for rebate of license 
was 

Referred to tlie Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Reidy presented an order for fire alarm boxes at the 
corner of Archer avenue and Beers streei , and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire 
Commissioners be, and they are hereby, directed 
to place a fire alarm box at the corner of Archer avenue 
and Beers street, and at the corner of Thirty-third and Ull- 
man streets. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order directing the Board of Po- 
lice and Fire Commissioners to place fire alarm boxes on 
certain streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire Commission- 
ers be, and they are hereby, instructed to place fire alarm 
boxes at the following places : 

At the corner of Elston avenue and Blackhawk street, at 
the corner of Clybourne place and Ridgeville road, on the 
corner of Augusta and Wood streets, and on the corner of 
Oakley street and West North avenue. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition of property-owners 
for sidewalk on Hinman street, which was 

Referred to the Bo.ird of Public Worts. 

Petition of Margaret Callaghan for compensation for 
injuries received, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for gas-pipe on Ridgeville road, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Campbell presented an order relative to the im- 
provement of Western avenue, from Madison street to 
Twelfth street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition for water pipe on Chicaeo avenue, from Wood 
street to Lincoln street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Lengacher presented an order directing the Board 
of t ublic Works tu erect fire plugs on certain streets, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed to erect fire plugs on the following 
places: One on corner Larrabee and Division street; one 
on corner Clybourne avenue and Division street; and one 
at the intersection of Larrabee street, Rees street, and 
Clybourne avenue. 

Aid. Campbell presented an order for a sidewalk on the 
east side of Crawford avenue, from Lake street to Madison 
street, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order for fire plugs, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. \ 

The following is the order as passed : ' 



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Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be. and they 
are, herebv, iiistnicted lo put in two iire plugs on West 
Division street, between Noble street and the north branch 
of the Chicago River. 

Aid. Bailey presented an order instructing the Board of 
Public W orks to proceed to the condemnation of land for 
the construction of a bridge over the south branch of the 
Chicago River at Harrison street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordei ea , That ihti Board of Public Works he, and they 
are herebv, instructed to proceed immediately to condemn 
the land liecessarv for the construction of a bridge over the 
south branch of the Chicago River at Halsted street. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Fifth Ward, presented an order direct- 
ing the paviiiy of intersections on Vincennes avenue, and 
moved its ])assage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordeted. That the Beard of Public Works be, and are 
hereby, ordered to let the paving of the intersections of 
Vincennes avenue, from Thirty-tifth to Thirty-seventh 
streets, inclusive, and also the intersections of Lang.'ey 
street, at a price not to exceed the price paid for paving the 
balance of the streei. 

Aid. Campbell presented an order for a sidewalk on 
Adams street, from Rockwell street to California aveaue. 
and moved its nassage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from R. W. Piper relative to lire-proof 
materials was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, presented an order direct- 
ing the Board of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for 
the opening of Thirtieth street, from Prairie avenue to 
South Park avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fitzgerald presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for the widening 
of Fourteenth street from State street to Clark street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Eckhardt i^resented an order for fire alarm boxes in 
the J'ifteentli Ward, and moved it« passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire Commis- 
sioners be, and they are hereby, instructed to place fire 
alarm boxes at the following places: At theHcorner of £rie 
street and Carpenter street, at the corner of Lessing street 
and West Chicago avenue, and at the corner of Elston 
avenue and Augusta street, and at the corner of Wood and 
West Division streets. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
resolution relative to interests on city deposits, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aid. Campbell and White demanded that the report be 
laid over and puolished. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
resolution relative to interest on city deposits, having had 
the same under advisement. resjjectfuUy report that in 
view of the city's experience with a recent defaulting 
Treasurer, they do not feel authorized in recommending 
that interest be insisted on upon the city's daily balances. 
They therefore recommend that said resolution be placed 
on file. W. H. Rkhardson, 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

Committee on Judiciary. 

RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, At the late election the City Treasurer pledged 
the people that, if elected, he would pay over to the city 
any and all interest that might be allowed on the city 
deposits by the banks where such deposits are kept; and 

WiiKKKAs, V,]) to the present lime no interest has been so 
paid over to the city l»y the .'-aid Treasurer: therefore, be it 

J{e)ii)lrrd, That a special committee of this Council be ap- 
pointed l)y the Prc;!-ident, whose duty it shall be to ascer- 
tain what arrangements can be made with one or more 
banks, uliat interest can be procured to the city on the 
daily balances as i)rovided in sections 18 and l'.», chapter •'i. 
Revised Oidinances, and report to this Council at their 
earliest convenience. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS. WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, to 

whom was referred a report and ordinance for the vacation 

of a part of Seymour street, submitted a report thereon. ; 

Aid. GunderVon and White demanded that the report be 

laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assemt)led. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to whom 
was referred the within ordinance, respectfully recommend 
that it be passed. 

S. E. Cleveland, 
A. F. Miner, 
James O'Brien, 

J. H. HiLDRETH, 

p. McClory, 
Nick Eckhardt. 

Committee. 
The following is the ordinance: 
ordinance 
for the vacation of a part of Seymour street. 
Be it ordai led hy the Cejmmou Council of the citv of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. That .«eymour street, from the north line of 
Kinzie street to the south line of the alley running east 
and west, in ubdivision of block 16, in Wright and Web- 
ster's subdivission of the n. e. 34 of section 12, t. 3Vi, n. r. li 
e., as shown on the plat hereto attached, oe, and the same 
is hereby, vacated and closed. 

Sec. 2.* This ordinance shall be in force from and after ita 
passage. 

Also, 
The same committee to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for the vacation of part of alley in block 12,. 
Harding's subdivision of w. 34 of n. e. 34, sec. 11, 39, 13. sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Bailey and O'Brien demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 
The following is the report: 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago ia 
Common Council assembled. 

Y'our Committee on Streets and .411eys, West Division, 
to whom was referred the within ordinance, respectfully 
recommend that it be passed. 

S. E. Cleveland, 
A. F. Miner, 
James O'Bkien. 

J. H. HiLDUETH, 

p. McClory, 
Nick Eckhardt, 
Committee. 
The following is the ordinance: 

ORDINANCE 

for the vacation of part of alley in Lombard's subdivision 
of block 12 in Harding's subdivision of w. 34 of n, e. 34 of 
section 11, t. :39. n. r. 13 e. 
Be it ordained bij the Common Council of the city of Chicago. 

SECTION 1. That all that part of the alley south of lots 14 
and '60 in Lombard's subdivision of block 12 in Harding'* 
subdivision of w. 34 of 11, e. J4 of section 11, t. 30, n. r. V.i e., 
as shown on the plat hereto attached, marked '-A," be, and 
the same is herebv, ordered vacated and clostd. Provided,, 
however, that the ordinance shall not take effect until anew 
alley sixteen feet in width from Drake avenue to Central 
Park avenue, as shown in the plat hereto attached, marked 
"B," shall have been opened and a plat of the same placed 
on the public record. 

Sec 2. That said new alley shall be opened and a plat of 
the same be placed on public record w itbin thirty days 
from the passai;e of this ordinance: otherwise it shall be of 
no effect. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Petition of Chicago and Maywood Railway Co. for right 
of wav, tabled temporarily Aug. S, 1874. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the petition be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Commnnicalion from Board of Public Works asking an 
ai>propriatiou for land damages at Harrison street, laid 
over temporarily June 22, 1874. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the communication be referred to 
the Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Cullerton demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost bv the following vote: , 

yli/fs— Richard.son. Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 



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Fifth Ward, Reidy, McDonald, Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran— 14. 

N:>es—?ommer, C'ullerton, McClory, Hildrerh, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman. Clark oi the Tenth Ward, White, Ciun- 
der>on. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland. 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
and Mr. President — 23. 

Communication from his Honor the Mayor appointing 
Michael Murphy City Weigher at Market Square; appoint- 
ment rejected May 11, 1374. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the coihmunication be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Finance on petition of Louis 
Machmann for compensation for goods destroyed at Hal- 
sted street fire, laid over temporarily April 24, 1874. 

Aid. White moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance an ordinance for 
widening the river at and near Harrison street; laid over 
temporarily June 22, 1874. 

Aid. Bailey moved to waive the engrossment of the or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

.lyes— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev. Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
W'ard, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lj^nch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37, 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed bv ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Rieharason, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of 
the .-ourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
F]fth Ward, Relay, Sommer, Cullerton. McClorv, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Camn- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schatfner, Murpnv, Sweenev, Lvnch, Dickinson, 
Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 

N'jes_ — None. 

Majority and minority reuorts of Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D.. on petition for horse railwav on 
Wabash avenue; laid over and published Nov. 27, 1874. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the report be recommitted. 

Ihe motion was lost by aves and noes as follows: 
-xr^^f"'"'^^'^''''^"' J^'itzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
v\ ard, Stone of the Filth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Case, 
Quirk, Mahr. Sweenev, Mr. President— 14. 

iVoes— Richardson, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell. Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphv, Lvnch, Dickinson. Jonas, 
Corcoran— 23. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend section 8 of the ordi- 
nance by adding thereto the words: "And the right to ope- 
rate said railway under the provisions of this ordinance 
shall continue for the period of twenty-five (,25) vears and 
no longer.'- 

The amenament wa.s adopted. 



Aid. Stone moved to amend section 3 by adding the 
words: "And shall be of the kind known as two-hor.'se 
cars, and two persons, as a conductor and a driver, shall 
be provided for each car." 

The amendment was lost. 

Aid. Campbell moved to fill the blank in section 11 with 
the words "GO" days. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. C'uUerton moved to amend section 4 by adding the 
words: "And shall be of the kind called two-horse cars, 
and a condubtor and driver, who shall be two separate 
persons, shall be furnished by .said company for each car." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved to refer the ordinance as 
amended to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Jyes— Warren, Coey, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White, 
Gunnersoh. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Mahr, Lengacher. Schafi^ner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, nd Mr. President— 27. 

iVoes— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Mc- 
Donald, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Ryan, Eckhardt— y. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on ordinance for 
hors*i railway on North avenue, laid over and published 
Oct. 19, 1874. 

Aid. Ryan moved to amend section 1 of the ordinance by 
adding thereto the words: ''And provided Jurther,T\\a,t before 
said company shall lay any track or tracks under the pro- 
visions ot this ordinance, they shall at their own expense 
grade and cinder North avenue, between Milwaukee av- 
enue and Western avenue, to the width of thirty-three 
feet, and put said North avenue in a good passable' condi- 
tion forwagons." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that tlie engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 

The motion was lost by the following vote, the charter 
requiring thirty votes in the affirmative: 

Ayes— Coey. Cullerton, McClory, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, Campbell, Ca.se. Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Mr. President— 18. 

.Voes— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman, Murphy, Sweeney— 16. 

Aid. Campbell moved to" fill the blank in section 10 by 
inserting the word "fifty." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to refer the ordinance to the Clerk 
for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now adjourn 

The motion prevailed. 

And the ('ouncil stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

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F/Ysc/ii— AM. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. McClory. 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. 
Mahr, Lengacher, SchafiEiier. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

Absent— A\d. Coey and Spalding. 



Aid. Bailey movea that the minutes of the regular meet- 
insr neid Dec. 14, 1874, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, 111,, Dec. 21, 1874. j 
Honorable Board of Aldermen, city of Chicago, in Common 

Council assembled. 

Gentlemen: I have learned with deep sorrow of the 
death of the Hon. J. B. Rice, Congressman from the First 
District of Illinois, for two consecutive terms. Mayor 
of the city of Chicago, and one of our oldest and 
most esteemed citizens. I beg to notify you that the funeral 
of the deceased gentleman will take place to-m(>rrow morn- 
ing at 11 o'clock from Grace Episcopal Church, on Wabash 
avenue, I would respectfully suggest that your honorable 
body, together with other city officials, assemble at the 
City Hall, where carriages will be in waiting at 10:30 to- 
morrow a. m., and proceed thence to the church to pay a 
last trrbute of respect to the memory of one who in lite was 
revered by all his fellow citizens. Respectfully, 

H. D. COLVIN, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the communication from 
his Honor the Mayor be Dublished, placed on tile, and that 
the Common Council attend the funeral of the late Hon. 
J. B. Rice in a body. 

The motion prevailed. 



By unanimous consent. Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, 
presented an order relative to closing the city offices on 
Dec.!22, 1874, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That out of respect to the memory of the Hon. 
Ijohn B. Rice, the city offices De closed to-morrow at 10 a. 
m. in order that the officials a,ud employes may have an 
;opporlunity,.to attend his funeral obsequies. 

KEPOUXS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public W^orks presented 

A report and ordinance for opening or extending Thir- 
tieth street, from Prairie avenue to South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

.lue;^— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
tne Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murnhy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

JNToes— None. 
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report and ordinance for opening an alley in Block 36 
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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Heath, 
the "ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes—A\d. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark, of the Tenth Ward; White. Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran and Mr. 
President. 

Noes — None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, and paving 
West Taylor street, from Blue Island avenue to Throo] > 
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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. T. F. Builey. 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarice of 
the Fifth Ward. Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv. Hil- 
dreth. McDonald. Ea"iley. O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward. White, Guuderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

Xocs — "Vone. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the north 
side ot West Adams street, from Rockwell street to Califor- 
nia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Campbell, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by aves and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes—¥o\e\\ Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald. Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, .Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth. McDonald Bailey. O'Brien, Woodmaji, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward. White, Guuderson, Heath. Waterman, 
Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr. Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lvnch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Air. President. 

iVoe.s— None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, grading, and 
paving West Madison street, from the east line of Western 
uvenne to the east line of lot 40. Pollock's subdivision, in 
Sec. 12, T. .39N., R. 13 E. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Case, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed bv aves and 
noes as follows: 

.Iji/es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. 
Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gundersou, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schattner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

A'ogN — None. 

The Clerk presented tlie report of the commissioners to 
make estimate for .■^ix-lnch drains on West Chicago ave- 
nue from Ashland avenue to Wood street. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be jmssed. 

The motion Drerailed. 

Also, 

The report f)f the commissioners to make estimate for 
six-inch drains on Butterfield street, from Twenty -seventh 
.street to Thirty-first street. 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, moved" that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
six-inch drains on University place, from Cottage aTenue 
Grove to Rhodes avenue. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Fifth Ward moved that the repoit be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached be pa.ssed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The re])ort of the commissioners to make estimate for 
six-inch drains on West Twelfth street, from Center avenue 
to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

AJ.SO. 

The rei)ort of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water service pipes on Jefferson street, from West Twelfth 
street to West Twenty-second street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached bo passed 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water service pipes on Prairie avenue, from Thirtv-first 
street to Thirty-third street. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Fifth Ward, moved that the report be 
^ipproved, and that tlie order theretr) attached be passed. 

The j'lotion prevailed. 

Also. 

Tlic report of the coiiimissioncrs lo make estimat e for 



water service pipes on North Clark street, from North 
Wells street to I'ullerton avenue. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water-service pipes on Jefferson street, from West Harrison 
street to West Twelfth street. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be approved, arid that 
the order thereto attached be pas.sed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water-service pipes on Market street,f rom Madison street to 
Van Buren street. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water service pipes on West Madison street, from Western 
Avenne to Rockwell street. 

Aid. Case moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report ot the commissioners to make estimate for 
water service pipes on West Chicago avenue, from Ashland 
aveneue to Woo'd street. 

Aid. Eckhardt moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water service pipes on Fulton street, from Sangamon street 
to Elizabeth street. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the report be approved, and 
that the oraer thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
paving Halsted street, from West Twenty-second street to 
Archer avenue. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling and paving Center street, from North 
Franklin street to Lincoln avenue. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners lo make estimate for 
curbing, filling, and paving the allev from Desplaine>i 
street to Halsted street, midway between West Monroe 
street and West Adams street. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
walling and filling Townsend street, from the south line of 
Oak street to Division street. 

Aid. Murphy moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commis-siouers to make estimate for 
walling and filling Hills street, in front of lots 1, 14, 15. 16. 
and 17, block 11. Johnson, Roberts it Storrs' Addition to 
Chicago. 

Aid. Sweencv moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be oa.sscd. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, and grading Oak street, from Rush street 
to Pine street. 

Aid. Dickinson moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

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paving West Fourteenth street, from Stewart avenue to 
Blue Island avenue. 

Aid. McDonald moved that the repoi't be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be pxssed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, grading, and paving West Washington 
from the east curb-line of Leavitt street, I0 the west Hue oi 
the e. % of s. e. ^i of section 12. T. 39 N., J{. i:! \\. 

Aid. Waterman moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be pa-ssed. 

The motion nrevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioneis to make estimate for 
walling, 'filling, and paving West Twelfth street, from the 
east ciirb line of Centre avenue to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached oe passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
planking the alleys in blocks 1 and lO, Brand's Addition to 
Chicago. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Comptroller presented a communi(;ation rela- 
tive to the occupancy of the Exposition Building bv the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company for waiting rooms 
for pa.ssengers. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Railroads, 

The motion was lost by the following vote: 

Ayes — Warren, Hildreth, Bailej', Quirk, Eckhardt, Len- 
gacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch — 9. 

lYoe? — Folev, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. 
Reidy, Soramer, Cullerton. Mc('!ory, McDonald, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth ^^'ard, White, Gu)iders(^n, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Stout, 
Mahr, Schaffner, Dickinson, .bmas. Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 29. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the couimiiiiication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciory. 

The motion prevailed. 

.\ld. Schaffner presented an order relative to the use of 
the Exposition building by the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 
road Company, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Board of Public Works are hereby 
directed to prevent, until further orders from the Commoii 
Council, the Baltimore and Ohio, or any other railroad 
company, from occupying any portion of the Exposition 
Building erected ou the lake front, and the Law Depart- 
ment is hereby dlrectea to take immediate steps to prevent 
any railroad company, or any corporation or party what- 
ever, from occupying the Exposition Building, or any part 
thereof, for any other purpose than that for which the city 
granted them permission to erect the same. 

Also, 

A communication covering a voucher in favor of Cox 
Brothers for the sum ot $1,328.50, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Bf)ard of 
Directors of the Public Library, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Warren presented an ordinance concerning the 
Chicago and South Atlantic Railroad Company, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

.4 jye.?— Warren, McCiory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphv. 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 20. 

A'oe«— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McDonald, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Schaffner, Jonas, Corcoran 
—18. 



Aid; Stout presented an ordinance amending section 7 of 
chapter 16 of the Revised Ordinances of 1873, entitled 
"hay." which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the paving of 
Cass street from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a petition for the appointment 
of Caspar Brenwald as City Weigher, vx^hich was 

Referred to the Commitiee on Markets. 

Aid. Stout presented an ordinance amending chapter 7 of 
the Revised Ordina.nces of 1873, entitled "coal," which was 

Referred to the Committee on ,Judiciary. 

Aid. Fitzgerald presented a resolution relative to the oc- 
cupancy of the Exposition building for railroad purposes, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assessm.ents. 

Aid. Bailey presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalks ou 
both sides of Kissam street, between Center avenue and 
Loomis street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

PetitioTi of Patrick Foley for compensation for damages 
sustained to his building by the raising of Union and Erie 
streets, w^as 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Philip Carey for damages sustained by the 
raising of Erie street viaduct to house No. 228 North Union 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Waterman presented a resolution relative to the 
duties of Fire Warden, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Fire and Police Commis- 
sioners be, and they are hereby directed to report to this 
Council at its next regular meeting, the number of persons 
under their control employed as Fire Wardens, the dis- 
tricts assigned to each, the duties performed by them, the 
character of reports made by them, and to whom, and at 
what time the same are made, the system of inspection in 
use for securing obedience to the fire ordinance and pre- 
venting fires, and a summary of the work performed under 
such inspection during the year 1874. 

Aid. Reidy presented an order for fire-alarm boxes in 
the Sixth Ward, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire Commission- 
ers be, and they are hereby, directed to place fire-alarm 
boxes on the following places : At the corner of Hickory 
and Cologne streets, and on the corner of Thirty-fifth and 
Bloura streets. 

Aid. Stout presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to replace the crossings on Center street and 
('lybourn place, and moved its passage. 

the motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stout presented an order for lamp-posts on Mohawk 
street, from North aventie to Sophia street, and moved its 
passage. 

The"motiou prevailed. 

Aid, Sommer presented a petition of the Chicago Plate 
and Bar Mill Company for a railroad track on Thirty-first 
street, which was 
I Referred to the Committee on Railroads by ayes and noes 
■ as follows : 

I .4 (/(.'s— Foley, Richardson. Cullerton, McClory, BLildreth, 

; Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White, Heath, Campbell, 

Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 

Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch. Dickinson, Jonas, 

Corcoran, and Mr. President— 26. 

A^oes— Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer, McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, 
Waterman, Schaffner— 12. 

Aid. Stout presented an order for lamp-posts on Cly- 
bourn avenue, from North avenue to Willow place, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of citizens for a horse railway on West North 
avenue was 

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\U\ (.'unorlun presjuted a resolution relative to the 
erection of viaducts over the railway tracks on Blue 
Island avenue, Ashland aA'enue, and Milwaukee avenue, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, Various attempts by the Board ot Bublic 
Works have failed to bring about an agreement with the 
ditterent railway companies whose tracks intersect Blue 
i'iland avenue. Ashland avenue, and Milwaukee avenue 
relative to the construction of viaducts on the above-named 
streets; and ^ , ^ ^ +• 

Whereas The interests of tlie property-owners fronting 
upon and surrounding Blue Island avenue, together with 
the large manufacturing interests located in that vicinity, 
are sutiering for the much-needed improvement of Blue 
I.sland avenue, from West Fifteenth street to Ashland 
avenue; and ^.^ . , • , • 

Whereas, The property-owners benefited by said im- 
provement stand readv ai any moment to pay their assess- 
ment for the fllliug, wailing, and paving of Blue Island 
avenue, between the points above mentioned, provided 
the \iaduct was constructed on said avenue: therefore, be 

Reaoived, That the Board of Public Works be and they are 
hereby directed to confer with said railroad company on 
the subject of the construction of a viaduct on Blue Island 
avenue at or near Sixteenth street, and -report the result 
of said conference to this Council at the next regular meet- 
ing of said Council after such conference has been held. 

Communication from Sarah M. Paul, asking the Council 
to suppress the sale of second-class tickets on the I. C. R. 
R., was 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution relative to suppres- 
sion of gaming houses, which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to report to this Council names of persons in 
arrears of rent for school property, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as r lopted. 

Remlved, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, re- 
quested to report to this (Jouncil the names of all persons 
holding leases of school property, the property leased to 
each person, and the amount of rent due the city from 
each person. 

Communication and ordinance relative to the Chicago 
and South Atlantic Railroad, and a track on Wabash 
avenue, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and xVUeys, S. D. 

Aid. Stone presented a remonstrance against laying any 
track on Wabash avenue, south of Twenty-second street, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

An ordinance amending an ordinance for a horse rail- 
way on North Wells street, passed Oct. 26. 1874, was 

R'eferred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Communication from W. 0. Ludlow, relative to sufferers 
from famine in Kansas, was 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Campbell presented an c^-der for paving Western 
avenue, from Madison street to Blue Island avenue, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Campbell presented an order for ymving Western 
avenue, from Madison street to Twelfth street, which -was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

.\ld. Reidy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows; 

ylve.'--— Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, McDonalil, 
White, Lengacher— 9. 

A'oex — l''oley, jRichardson, Sommer, (Jullerton. McClory, 
llildreth, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, (funderman, Heath, Waterman, (Campbell, (;ase, 
< Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, 
Murphv, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, .Jonas, (Jorcoran, 
itnd Mr. President— 29. 

engrossed ordinances. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance authorizing 
the Waba.sh Aveinie Railway Company to lay track on 
Wabash avenue. 

.\ld. Stone of the Fifth Ward moved to lay the ordinance 
on the table temporarily. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 



.4 (/e,s— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth AVard, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Water- 
man, Case, Cleveland, Lvnch, Dickinson, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 11. 

iS'oe.s— Foley, Richarason, Warren, Relay, Sommer, Cul- 
lerton, McCiory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
C;iark of the Terith Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Camp- 
bell, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, MurpUv, Sweeney, Jonas, Corcoran— 27. 

Aid. Culierton moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley. Warren, Reidy, Sommer, Culierton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White, Gun- 
derson, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, ^iurphy, 
Sweeney— 19. 

A'^ocs— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarkeof the Fifth Ward, 
McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward. Heath, Waterman. 
Campbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk. Schaffner. Lynch, Dick- 
in-son, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President — 19. 
Also, 

An engrossed ordinance authorizing the construction and 
operation of certain horse railways in the streets of the 
City of Chicago. 

Aid. Richardson moved to reconsider the vote by which 
an amendment fixing the time of the franchise for twenty- 
five years was adopted. 

Tlie motion prevailed by the following vote: 

xl?/e.v-— Foley, Richardson, Reidy, Culierton, McClory, 
Hildreth. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Heath, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr. Lengacher, Schafiiier, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, .lonas, Corcoran, Mr. 
President— 29! 

A^oes— Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of tlie Fifth Ward. Som- 
mer, McDonald, Gunderson, Waterman— 9. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the amendment be laid on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richardson moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the words "and shall be of the kind known as two-horse 
cars, and a conductor and driver, who shall be two sepa- 
rate persons, shall be furnished to each car by said com- 
pany,'" were inserted in section three. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

.4 yes— Richardson, Warren, Culierton, McClory, Hildreth, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Gunderson, ("ampbell, Ryan, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. 
Lvnch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran— 21. 

iVoes— Foley, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, (Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Mc- 
Donald, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Heath, Water- 
man, Case, Cleveland, Quii'k, Eckhardt, and Mr. President 
-17. 

Aid. Richardson moved to lay the amendment on the 
table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Culierton moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion was lost by the following vote, the charter 
requiring a three-fourths vote in the majority: 

^1/t'S— Foley, Richardson, Reidy, Sommer, Culierton, 
McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson. Campbell, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaflher, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. 
President— 29. 

A'oo-— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Heath, 
Waterman, Case, (Ueveland— 9. 

Aid. Clark presented an amendment to section 6 of the 
ordinance providing for the paving of Wabash avenue, 
which was rejected by the following vote: 

^?/es— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, 
McDonald, (Jlark of the Tenth Ward, White. Heath, Water- 
man, Case, Cleveland, Rvan, Lvnch, and Mr. President 
— 1(). 

/Voe.?— Folev, Richardson, Warren, Culierton, McClory, 
Hildreth, Ba'ilev, O'Brien, Woodman, Ctunderson, Camp- 
bell. Quirk, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, T>engacher, Schaflher, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran— 22. 

Aid. Cullerton'movcd to reconsider the vote by which 
the Coun(!il refused to waive engrossment of the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

^l(/e.s— Foley. Richardson, Warren, Reidy, Sommer, Culler- 
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of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson. Campbell, Quirk. 
Rvau Eckhardt. Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, .lonas. Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 28. , „. ^ ^^ . ,. 

V,^fs— Fitzgerald, Stone of tlie I-'ourin Ward. Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Heath, 
Waterman, Case. Cleveland— 9. , ^ . 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend section four, by adding 
the words, •• and all new cars built and operated on said 
streets bv said companv shall be of that kind known as the 
iwo-horse cars, with a driver and conductor, who shall be 
two separate persons." 

The amendment prevailed. 

.Vld. Hildreth moved to waive the engrossraout of the or- 
dinance as amended. 

The motion urevailed by the following vote : 

iiie.i—Foley, Richardson. Warren, Keidy, Sommer, C;ul- 
lerton, McClorv. Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunaerson. Campbell, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryau, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher. Schattner. :Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, 
Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 30. 

^Yoev— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Heath, 
Waterman, Case— 8. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion pre^■ailed by the following vote : 

^l,/Ps_Folev. Richardson. Warren, Reidy, Sommer, Cul- 
lerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. Gunderson, Heath, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, "jonas. Corcoran, Mr. President— 32. 

^Voes— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth W'ard, McDonald, 
Waterman— 6. 

The followimris the ordinance as passed: 

AX ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the construction and operation of certain horse 

railwavs in the streets of the city of Chicago. 
Be itordaived by the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 

Sectton 1. That in consideration of the acceptance here- 
of, and the undertaking of the Chicago City Railway Com- 
nanv to complv with the provisions hereof, authority, per- 
inission, and consent are hereby given, granted, and duly 
vested in the said company, its successors and assigns, to 
construct, lay down, operate and maintain a double track 
railway, with all necessary turnouts, turn-tables, side 
tracks, and switches, in, upon, and along the course of 
certain streets in the city of Chicago, hereinafter named, 
and to operate railwav cars and carriages thereon in the 
manner and upon the conditions hereinafter prescribed: 
Pvirided, The tracks of said railway .shall not be laid with- 
in twelve feet of the sidewalks upo"n any of the streets, ex- 
cept in turning street corners. 

Sec. 2. That said railway company is hereby authorized 
to lav a single or double track for a railway in, along, and 
upon the following streets in said city, to wit: Commenc- 
ing on Twenty-second street, connecting with the railway 
tracks in said street, at its intersection with Wabash ave- 
nue, thence north along Wabash avenue to ^Madison street, 
and thence west along Madison street to State street, and 
connecting with the railway tracks in said State street. 

Sec. o. The cars to be used upon said tracks hereby au- 
tlio.ized to be constructed upon said Wabash avenue and 
Madison street shall be operated by animal power only, 
and no steam railway car or carriage shall be used upon or 
l>assed over said tracks. 

SEC. 4. The said tracks and cars operated thereon shall 
be used for no other purpose than to ti-ansport passengers 
and their ordinarv baggage, and the cars or carriages used 
for that purpose shall be of the best style and class in use 
on such railwavs, and all new cars built and operated on 



said streets by said company shall be of that kind known 
as two-horse cars, with a driver and conductor who shall 
be two separate persons. 

Sec. 5. The tracks of said railway ?shall not be elevated 
above the suface of the street, and shall be laid with mod- 
ern improved rails, and shall be so laid that carriages and 
other vehicles can easilv and freelv cross said ■ tracks, at 
every and all points, and in any and all directions, without 
obstructions. . 

Sec. 6. The said railway company, its successors and as- 
signs, as respects grading and paving, shall at their own ex- 
pense grade and pave the space between the rails, and keep 
the same in good repair and condition, in accordance with 
such ordinances, orders,and regulations as have heretofore 
been passed or adopted, or may hereaiter be passed or 
adopted by the Common Council of said city, such paving, 
grading, and repairs to be subject to, and done .under the 
superintendence and direction, and to the satisfaction ol 
the Board of Public W' orks of said city, or other board or 
officers of said citv having charge and superintendence 
of the improvements and renairs of streets ; and said rail- 
way company, its successors, and assigns, shall be liable 
for all legal damages which may be sustained by any per- 
son bv reason of the carelessness, neglect, or misconduct of 
any agent or servant of , said company, its successors and 
assigns in the construction or the use of said tracks or rail- 
way, or bv reason of the misconstructi on or faulty or de- 
fective construction of said tracks, or any of them. 

Sec. 7. The said railwav shall be constructed from Madi- 
son street to Congress street within six months from the 
passage of this ordinance, and the residue as fast as saia 
avenue shall be repaved, unless restrained by a court ot 
competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 8. The passage of this ordinance shall not be con- 
strued as a ratification bv the Common Council of an act ot 
the General Assembly of* the State of Illinois concerning 
horse railways in the city of Chicago, passed 1 eb. b, 18bo, 
or as a modification of the legal effect thereof. 

Sec. 9. No rights or powers heretofore vested in the city ot 
Chicago, or iu the Board of Water Commissioners, or Sew- 
erage Commissioners, or in the Board^of Public Works 0+ 
said city, or in ativ board, ofhcer, or otticers of said city, or 
which mav hereafter be so vested in respect to the water, 
water works, or sewerage of said city, shall in any manner 
be impaired or affected by this ordinance, or by reason ot 
the privileges hereby granted, but the privileges hereby 
granted shall be exercised and enjoyed subject and subor- 
dinate to the exercise of all such rights and powers in re- 
spect to water, water works, and sewerage. 

Sec. 10. The permission and authority hereby gTaiiteci 
are upon the further conditipn, that the said '' The Chi- 
cago Citv Rail wav Company " shall and will foreverin- 
deranifv and save harmless the city of Chicago against any 
and all damages, judgments, decrees, and costs and ex- 
penses of the same, which it may suffer or which may be 
recovered and obtained against said city for or by reason 
of the granting of such privilege and authority,. or tor or 
by reason of, or growing out of. or resulting from, the 
passage of this ordinance or any matter or thing connectea 
therewith, or with the exercise by said company of the 
privileges hereby granted. . 

Sec. 11. This ordinance shall take eflect and be iw loi^^c 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by tne 
said. The Chicago City Railway Company, such acceptance 
duly executed by said company, and tiled with the ^}}-} 
Clerk within sixty days after the approval of this Offii 
nance. 
Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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Official Report. 



Prcsrni — Aid. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coej-, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, CuUerton, Mc- 
Clory. Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
('lark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Water- 
man, Campbell, Case, Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President. 

Absent —A\6. Spalding, Jonas, and Corcoran. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting neiri Dec. 21, 1S7-1, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

EEPORTS OF CITY OFFICEKS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling, and paving Huron street, from 
North State street to 500 feet east of St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dickinson, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Heath, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Lynch, 
Dickinson, and Mr. President — 30. 

A'oe.s— W aterm an— I. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, and paving 
West Chicago avenue, from east line of Ashland avenue to 
the west line of Wood street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cleveland, 
the ordinance was put upon its i)assage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth. Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Heath, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphv, Lynch, Dickinson, 
and Mr. President— 30. 

Tv 06S— Waterm an— 1 . 



Also. 



A report and ordinance for curbing, grading, and 
paving William street, from Aberdeen street to Center av- 
enue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : ' 

Ayes — Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Heath, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr. Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, and Mr. President.— 30. 

iVoes— Waterman— 1. 

The Clerk presented the report of the commissioners to 
make estimate for curbing, filling, grading, and paving 
Madison street, from the east curb-line of lot 40, Pollock's 
subdivision of 4 acres in s. 3^ of s. e. }i section 12. t. .39. n., 
r. 13 e. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The re))ort of the commissioners to make estimate for 
paving Marble place, from Clark street to Dearborn 
street. 

Aid. Foley moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
sidewalks on the south side of Ferdinand street, from Oak- 
ley avenue to Lincoln street. 

Aid. Case moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
sidewalk on the south side of Armitage road, from Elston 
avenue to North Wood street. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, and paving West Taylor street^ from 
Blue Island avenue to Throop street. 



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Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
sidewalk on both sides of West Indiana street, from Eliza- 
beth street to Diller street. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
filling Ashland avenue, from West Taylor street to the 
south branch of the Chicago River. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
three lamp-posts on Webster aveneue, from Dayton street 
to Fremont street. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
two lamp-posts on Lincoln street, from Hubbard street to 
West Indiana street. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the report be approved, and 
that the oraer thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPOETS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Heath, of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred a bill of Heart, Steiuhaus & Heart for one horse 
killed by hose cart No. 25, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the bill be placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the subject matter be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The same committee, to whom was referred a voucher in 
favor of the North Chicago Rolling Mill Company, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Warren and Dixon demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
voucher in favor "North Chicago Rolling Mill Company" 
for filling over North avenue sewer, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report that they find the 
claim as reported is correct, and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying order. 

M. Heath, 
T. Lynch, 

L. SCHAFFNEB, 

R. B. Stone, 
B. Quirk, 
Committee on Finance. 

The following is the order : 

Ordcrtd, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized to pay North Chicago Rolling Mill Companv the 
.vum of five hundred and five dollars ($505). 
Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a voucher in 
favor of (). B. Green for dredging and removing deposit 
from north end of Allen's Canal, submitted a report recom- 
mending the pas.'^age of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the 'report and waive the 
engrossment of the order. 

The nnniou prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

AyrH—Volny, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Somnier, Cullerton, McClorv. Hildreth, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth VVard, White, 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, (Jampbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schafther, 
Murphy, Sweeney, J>ynch, Dickiu.sou, Mr. President— ;'.6. 

iV'oe.s — None. 

Aid. Schathu^r moved that the order be passed. 

The motion i>rcvuiled by ayes and noes, as follows: 

AyeR—¥i}\ii\, Kichardson, Warien, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the F(Muth Ward, Stone; of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth War(i, I'eidy, Sonimer, Cullerton, McClory, 



Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, 
and Mr. President— 36, 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
authorized to pay O. B. Green the sum of five hundred and 
seventy-four 44-100 dollars (8574 44-100.) 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was refer- 
red a communication from the Board of Unaerwriters, 
concerning the appointment of John B. Drake as Fire 
Commissioner submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Mahr and Fitzgerald demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 
• The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermeii of the citv of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Board of Underwriters 
concerning the appointment of John B. Drake as Fire 
Commissioner, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report in favor of said appointment and rec- 
ommend that it be confirmed. 

R. B. Stone, 
C. H. Case, 
David Coey, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

STREETS and ALLEYS— WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Waterman, of the ('ommittee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred the petition of S. S. 
Hayes, asking to change the name of Depot Place to Arbour 
Place, submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Waterman moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Coev, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. Hildreth, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. 
Gunderson. Heath, Waterman, ('ampbell. Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner. 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Mr. President — 36. 

Nues — None. 

Aid. Waterman moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is rhe ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

changing the name of Depot to Arbour place : 
Be it ordained by the (Jommon Council 0/ the city of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the name of the street heretofore known 
as Depot place be, and the same is hereby, changed to 
Arbour place, and said street shall be hereafter known and 
designated by said last-mentioned name. 
Also, 
Aid. Ryan, of the same committee, to whom was referred 
a petition of citizens for a horse railway on West North 
avenue, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Cullerton and White demanded that the report be 
laid over ana published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your (;ommittee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, to 
whom was referred a petition for a horse railway track on 
West North avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report and recommend that the prayer 
of the petition be granted. 

M. Ryan, 
e. f. cullkrton, 
Geo. White, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
C. L. Woodman, 
A. N. WATp:iiJiAN, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 
Also, 
Aid. Cullerton, of the same committee to whom was re- 
ferred a resolution relative to the improvement of Westera 
avenue, submitted a rei)ort recommending that the resolu- 
tion be referred to the Board of I'ublic Works. 
Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report, 
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MARKETS. 

Aid. Stout, of the Committee on Markets, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending sec. 7, chap. Ifi, R. O., of 
1873, entitled '"Hay," submitted a report recommending 
that the ordinance' be passed. 

Aid. Warren moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
-Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 

the Tonth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schalfner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, aud Mr. President— 36. 

^Voe.*— None. 

Aid. Stout moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Foley, Richardson, Warreii, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
4Stoneof the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Sehaffner, Murphv, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 37. 

Noes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending section seven (7) of chapter sixteen (16), of the 

Revised Ordinances of 1878, entitled " Hay." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 
That section seven (7) of chapter sixteen (16)," of the Re- 
vised Ordinances of 1873, entitled " Hay," be, and the same 
is hereby, amended so as to read as follows : 

Section 7. Each and every of said weighers shall, on the 
first Monday of each and every month, account with and 
pay over to the City Comptroller all moneys received by 
him for weighing hay, as aforesaid, for the use of said 
city. The City Comptroller shall allow to each City 
Weigher, upon such monthly payments being made by 
him, as as a full compensation for his services under this 
<;hapter, the sum of eleven cents for each and every load 
or part of load of hay weighed by him. 

engrossed ordinances, orders, and resolutions. 

The Clerk presented the engrossed ordinance authorizing 
the laying of a railway track on West Indiana street, from 
Hals ted street to Hoyne street. 

Aid. White moved that the consideration of the ordi- 
nance be postponed until the first Monday in December 
next. 

The motion was lost by the following vote: 

Ayes—Bsdley, White, Gunderson, Murphy — 4. 

i\^oe.s— Foley, Richardson. Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
J-ourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr. Lengacher, Sehaffner, Sweehev, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Mr. President— 32. 

Mr. White moved that the ordinance be recommitted to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^2/&s— McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, 
White. Gunderson, Ryan, Murphy, Mr. President— 10. 

A'oes— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward. Heath, Waterman, Campbell. Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Eckhardt, Stout, JNIahr, Lengacher, 
Sehaffner, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson— 26. 

Aid. White moved to amend the ordinance bv striking 
out the word "Indiana street" and insert '" Fourth 
street." 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Question being on the amendment offered by Aid. 
White, it was lost by the following vote : 

yd T/es- -Fitzgerald, McCIory, Hildreth, McDonald, O'Brien, 
White, Gunderson, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Murohy- 11. 

xv'oes— Foley, Richarason, ( uey, Stone of the Fourth 
W'ard, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Bailey. Woodman. ClarK of 
the Tenth Ward, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Ca.se, 



Cleveland, Quirk, Mahr, Lengacher. Sehaffner. Sweeney, 
Lynch. Dickinson, and Mr. President— 25. 

The question then being "Shall the ordinance be passed T' ' 
Aid. Gunderson demanded the ayes and noes, and the or- 
dinance was lost by the following vote, the charier requir- 
ing thirty votes in the affirmative. 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland. 
Quirk, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Sehaffner, 
Lynch, Dickinson— 23. 

iVoes— Fitzgerald, Cullerton, MeClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, O'Brien, White, Gunderson, Ryan, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Mr. President— 13. 

7\.ld. Cleveland moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

Aid. White moved to lay the motion of Aid. Cleveland on 
the table. 

The motion to lay on the table was lost by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— O'Brien, White, Gunderson, Eckhardt— 4. 

Noes— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Sehaffner, Murphy, Swee- 
ney, Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President--32. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained by ayes and noes as follows : 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth W^ard, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher. Sehaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, 
and Mr. President— 29. 

iVoGs— McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, 
White, Gunnerson— 7. 

Question being on motion of Aid. Cleveland to recon- 
sider the vote by which the ordinance failed to pass, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance be postponed 
temporarily. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost bv the following vote : 

Ayes— Foley, Fitzgerald, Reidy, McClory, Hildreth, Bai- 
ley, O'Brien, White. Quirk, Sehaffner, M'urphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch-13. 

iVoes— Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Som- 
mer, Cullerton, McDonald, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward. Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, 
Cleveland. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Lengacher, Dickinson, 
Mr. President— 22. 

Also. 

An engrossed ordinance authorizing horse railwavs on 
West North avenue. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion was lost by the following vote, the charter 
requiring thirty of votes in the affirmative: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Culler- 
ton, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman. Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Lengacher, Sehaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 26. 

iVbes— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward, McClory, Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, O'Brien, Quirk— 7. 

Aid. Woodman moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sehaffner moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. I). 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance Concerning the cleansing of 
privy vaults. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be nassed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

J. yes— Foley, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Som- 
mer, Cullerton, McClory, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 



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Ward, Iloiith, Waterman, Camiibell 
f)iekiiisoii— IS. 

.V<;('.v— Reidy. McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien 
Lengaoher, Mr. President— 8. 

The t'ollowins is ihe ordinance as ijassed: 



Case, Stout, i.yncb, 
Qtiirk. Ryan, 



ORDINANCE. 

Jir it oidaliied hi/ the Common Covncil of ilu City of Chicago: 
That on and after the 1st day of" April, A. D. 1875. it 
shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporation 
or corporations, to empty, clean, or remove the contents of 
any privy vault except in the manner provided in the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

1. That the Board of Health be, and are hereby, directed 
to advertise for bids for cleaning of all privy vaults in the 
city of Chicago; that said advertisement shall be pub- 
lished for the^space of six consecutive days in the corpora- 
tion newspaper, and shall specify the manner, method, 
and time in which such work shall be done, and said 
work shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, to be 
approved by the Common Council, said work to be 
done in such manner, method, and at such time as the 
Board of Health shall direct. And the contractor for said 



work shall give good and sufficient bonds to the city of 
Chicago, to be approved by the Mayor,, for the faithful per- 
formance of said contract, in the sum of fifteen thousand 
($15,000) dollars. 

2. That the Board of Health shall, upon application of 
any owner, agent, or occupant, send such contractor to do 
said work, the owner of said vault to pay for the same the 
sum provided for in such contract, provided such sum 
shall not be in excess of the price now fixed by law ($5 per 
cubic yard). 

3. That ail ordinances or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with the above ordinance be, and are hereby, repealed. 

4. That any person or persons, corporation or corpora- 
tions, violating any of the provisions of the above ordi- 
nance shall, upon conviction of the same, be fined not less 
than twenty-five nor more than five hundred dollars for 
each and every offense. 

Aid, Dickinson moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 



JOS. K. C. 



FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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Official Report. 



I'reseni—Al6. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
(Joey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, CuUerton, Mc- 
Clory. Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Water- 
man, Campbell, Cleveland. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout." Mahr, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Spalding, Heath, Case, Quirk, SchaflFner, 
and Corcoran. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Reidy moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held December 28, 1874 be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Education presented a communication 
relative to dedicating for road purposes two rods in width 
on the north line of the n. e. ^i of the s. w. 34 of section. 7, 
in the town of Lake View, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Underwriters announcing the resignation of John B. 
Drake as candidate for the office of Fire Commissioner. 

Aid. Stone of the Fifth Ward moved that the communi- 
cation be accepted and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Gas Inspector presented a communication rela- 
tive to the insufficiency of the light of the street lamps, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Clerk presented the report of the commissioners to 
make estimate for sidewalk on the west side of West Lake 
street, from Falls street to Central Park. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
sidewalk on the north side of Wilcox street, from Camp- 
bell avenue to California avenue. 



Aid. Cleveland moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, grading, and paving William street, from Aber- 
deen street to Center avenue. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be approved, a.v.'X 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for- 
curbing, grading, and paving Chicago avenue, from east, 
line of Ashland avenue to the west line of Wood street. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate foi' 
curbing, filling, and paving Huron street, from North State 
street to 500 feet east of St. Clair street. 

Aid. Lynch moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented: 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading, and paving 
Clark street in front of lots 3, 5, and 11, block 124, School 
Section Addition to Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Warren, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

^?/es— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McCiory, Hildreth. 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

Noes—None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading, and paving 
Division street, from North Clark sireet to Stone'street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lengacher. 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

Ayes — Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 



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Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman. Campbell, 
Cleveland, Ryan. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 
Isocs — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, grading, 
and paving Morgaji street, from West Randolph street to 
West Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Waterman, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

-4 Ves— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coe>, Stone of 
the ■ Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward. White, Gunderson, Waterman. Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

'y<ns—'Sone. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and paving West 
Chicago avenue, in from of lot 10, block 3, Bickerdike's 
Addition to Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ryan, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

.4 ye *— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clkrke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Plildreth, 
McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, NVhite, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, 
Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jfonas, and Mr. President — 32. 

Nues — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, tilling, grading, and 
paving Fulton street, from Canal street to Flizabeth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gunderson, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayea — Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President.— 32. 

,Vof;.!?— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for grading and macadamizing 
West Chicago avenue, from Wood street to Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ryan, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

.4 Ve.s— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey. Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, MeClorv, Hildreth. 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark o"f the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

Noes' — None. 

Also, 

\ report and ordinance for curbing, filling, and pav- 
ing Blue Island avenue, from West Fifteenth street to 
West Twenty-second street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. O'Brien, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

.lye^— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone f)f 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
■dretli, McDonald, J5ailey, O'lirien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tent)) Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, 
<;ieveland, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murnhy, 
.-Sweeney, Lyncli, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

yiiea — None. 

Al.so, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, grading, and 
paving Walton i)lace. from North Dearborn street to Pine 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lynch, the or- 
dinance was put upon Its passage and })assed by ayes ana 
noes as follows: 



.4 ye.?— Richardson, W^arren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone o 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman. Campbell, 
Cleveland, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

Noes — None, 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and pavtng 
Archer avenue, from the east line of Halsted street to the 
south branch of the South Branch of the Chicago River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Reidy, the 
ordinance was put upon Its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

v4i/es— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Goes, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson. Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy. 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

iS'oes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for widening Farrell street, from 
Thirty-first street to Archer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Reidy, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

J^ yes— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
White. Ward, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, 
Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

Noes — None. 



ENGKOSSKD ORDINANCES— ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed order directing the 
purchase of a school site on the corner of Gilpin place and 
Sibley street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. O'Brien presented a remon- 
strance of M. J. Bourke, President Seminary Sacred Heart, 
against the purchase of said school site. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the order and the remonstrance 
be recommitted to the Committee on Schools. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance to fix the compensation to be 
paid to Henry B. Miller, Treasurer and ex-officio Collector 
of Cook County, for making sale of lands for the taxes of 
the city of Chicago for the year 1873. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that tne ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

^yes— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey. Stone of tne Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Culler- 
ton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Wood- 
man, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunaerson, Water- 
man, Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

Noes — W ar ren — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



AN ORDINANCE 

To fix the compensation to be paid to H. B. Miller, Treas- 
urer and ex-officio Collector of Cook County, for making 
sale of lands for the taxes of the city of Chicago for the 
year 1873. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
city of (Jhicago, that the sum of two thousand dollars be 
paid by the said city of Chicago to H. B. Miller, the Treas- 
urer and ex-officio Collector of Cook County, for making 
the sale of lauds in said city for the city taxes of the mu- 
nicipal year A. D. 1873, which sale commenced Aug. 24, A. 
D. 1874. 

Sec. 2. The said sum of two thousand dollars is to be in 
lieu of all fees in account of the mating of said sale by 
said officer, and as full compensation for the same. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage. 



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UNFINISHED BUSINKS.S. 

The Clerk presented the reoort of the Committee on Rail- 
roads on the ordinauce amending section 11, chapter 41, R. 
O., "Railroads," laid over and published November 30, 
1.S74. 

Aid. Stone of the Fifth Ward moved that the ordinance 
be recommitted to the Committee on Railroads, with in- 
structions to report some feasible plan for the protection of 
life and property at railroad crossings. 

Aid. Cullerton demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote: 

Aye-^—Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, 
Ilildreth, McDonald, Woodman, Waterman, Campbell. 
Cleveland, Stout, Mahr, Murphv, Dickinson, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 16. 

iVoes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Culler- 
ton, McClory, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Rj^an, Eckhardt, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Sweeney, Lynch. Jonas— 18. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the ordinance be referred 
to the Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the three 
divisions of.the city. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
i5ommer, Hildreth, McDonald, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, 
C levelaud, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Mur- 
phy. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 26. 

Noes— Foley, Warren, Reidy, Cullerton, McClory, Bailey, 
NVhite, and Sweeney— 8. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Joint Committee be in- 
structed to report on the ordinance at the regular meeting 
Jan. 18, 1875. 

The motion prevailed 

Communication from the Board of Public Works relative 
to the contract of Norris & Co. for the construction of the 
Fullerton avenue conduit, and the opinion of the Corpo- 
ration Counsel relative thereto, laid over and published 
Nov. 23, 1874, and Dec. 14, 1874, respectively. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communications be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary, together with the 
Mayor and Comptroller. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodman presented a resolution and order relative 
to a settlement with Norris & Co. for work done on the 
FuUeton avenue conduit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, together with 
the Mayor and Comptroller. 

Report of the select committee on the resolution relative 
to the Ogden Ditcfi and Illinois and Michigan Canal, laid 
over and published Nov. 30, 1874. 

Aid. Plildreth moved that the consideration of the report 
bf made the special order for Mondav, Jan. 11, 1875, at 8:30 
o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on Markets be 
i structed to report on the ordinance in relation to the 
weighing of coal at the next regular meeting of this Coun- 
cil. 

I'he motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on the ordinance for the vacation of part of alley 
111 block 12, Harding's subdivision of w. % of n. e. }i sec. 
1, 39, 13, laid over and published Dec. 14, 1874. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

.4 yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
' larke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 

< lory. Hildreth, McDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman, 

< lark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman, 

< ampbeil, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, .Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
;iud Mr. Pi-esident— 34. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, 'McClorv, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey.O'Bnen, Woodman, Clark of" the Tenth 
Uard, White, Gunderson, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Swee- 
ney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President -34. 

JVoe-s— None. 



\ The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of part of alley in Lombard's subdivision 

of block 12 in Harding's subdivision of w. % of n. e. }ko£ 

section 11. t. .39 n. , r.. 13 e. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section l. That all that part of the alley south of lots 14 
and 35, in Lombard's subdivision of block 12 in Harding's 
subdivision of w, 3^ of n. e. 3^ of section 11, t. 39 n., r. 13 e. 
as shown on the plat hereto attached, marked "A," be, and 
the same is hereby, ordered vacated and closed. Provided 
however, that the ordinance shall not take eflFect until a 
new alley sixteen feet in width, from Drake avenue to 
Central Park avenue, as shown in the plat hereto attached, 
marked "B," shall have been opened and a plat of the 
same placed on the public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alley shall be opened and a plat of 
the same be placed on public record within thirty days from 
the passage of this ordinance: otherwise it shall be of no 
effect. 

Report of the Committee on Judiciary, signed bv Aid. 
Richardson and Cannon, on thelpetition of citizens 'for the 
reorganization of the city under the new incorporation act 
laid over and published Nov. 30, 1874. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the report be placed on file. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Judiciary, signed by Aid 
Campbell and White, on petition for reincorporation, laid 
over and published Nov. 30, 1874. 

Aid. Campbell moved to amend the resolution by strik- 
ing out the word "January" and inserting the word "Feb- 
ruary" in lieu thereof. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the resolution by strik- 
ing out the words "Seconp Monday in January," andin- 
serting the words "Twenty-third day of April" in lie* 
thereof. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Cullerton 
Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
amendment was adopted by the following vote: 

Ayes- Foley, Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson. Waterman, Cleveland, Ryan 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphv, Lynch Dick- 
inson, Jonas— 26. 

iVoes— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Campbell, and Mr. President— 6. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution as amended. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory. Hildreth, O'Brien, Woodman, White, Gunderson, 
Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout 
Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Mr. 
President— 27. 

iV^oes— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward 
McDonald. Clark of the Tenth Ward- 5. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Chicago 
the Mayor concurring, that the twenty-third day of April 
A. D. 1875, be and the same is, fixed and designated as the 
day of election at which the question so to whether the 
said city of Chicago shall become incorporated under an 
act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, en- 
titled an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and 
villages, approved Ai»ril, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, shall be 
submitted to a vote of the electors of said city of Chicago • 
and further be it resolved, that the polling places and the 
judges of the elections shall be the same as at the election 
of State and county offices held on the 3rd day of Novem- 
ber, 1874, m said city of Chicago. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on petition for re- 
incorporation of city, signed by Aid. Cullerton, laid over 
and published Nov. 30, 1871, was 

Placed on tile. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on petition of Miss F. 
E. Johnson for compensation for x^ersonal injuries, laid 
over and published Nov. 30. 1874. 

Aid. Richardson moved to waive the engrossment of the 
order recommended by the committee. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as follows, the 
charter requiring 30 votes in the affirmative: 

Ayes— Foley, Richarason, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey 
Stone of the .-^'oiirth Ward, Cullerttm, McClory, Woodman 



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CamDbell, Cleveland, Ryan. Lengacher, MurpHv, Lynch, 
DickinsoTi, Jonas, and Mr. President— !>'. 

JSoes—^tone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reiay, Sommer, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Sweeney— Ifi. 

Aid. Richardson moved to refer the order to the clerk 
for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foley moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost bv ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Reidy, 
Sommer, McClorv, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Cleveland, 
Eckhardt, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Mr. President— 14. 

.Voes— Coev, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward", Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White, 
Ounderson, Waterman, Can:ipbell, Ryan, Stout. Mahr. Len- 
gacher, Murphy, Sweeney— 20. 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of a part of Sey- 
mour street, laid over and published Dec. 14, 1874, was, on 
motion of Aid. Cullerton. 

Recommitted to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lengacher presented a peti- 
tion for opening Church street through to Sigel street, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and AUeySy N. D. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Lengacher presented a peti- 
tion to name an alley running from Rees street to Halsted 
street, one block wesi of Clybourne avenue, Burton place, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Stout presented the petition 
of Eva C. Parish for compensation for personal injuries^ 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Mahr presented an order 
directing the Board of Public Works to preoare and su b- 
mit to the Council an ordinance for raising the grade of 
North avenue, between North Fratiklin street and the via- 
duct to be built on North avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald.Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cul- 
lerton, McGlory, Hildreth. McDonald, O'Brien, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, Waterman, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. 
Mahr, Lengacher, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and 
Mr. President— 24. 

iV^oes— Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Bailey, Woodman, 
White, Gunderson. f'ampbell. Murphy — 8. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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JANUARY 11, 1875. 



Ofificial Report. 



l^rcsent— Aid. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Me- 
Clory. Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Water- 
man, Camphell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dick- 
inson, Jonas and Mr. President. 

^6sen/- Aid. Spalding, Schaffner, and Corcoran. 



Aid. Reidv moved that the minutes of the regular meet 
ing held Jan. 4, 1875 be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
his Honor I he Mayor: 

Chicago, Jan. 11, 1875. 
The Hon. Board of Aldermen of the citv of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Gentlemen : I have this day received a telegram from 
Lieutenant Commander W. C. Whitiug, attache of his 
Majesty King Kalakaua, apprising me that the roval party 
will arrive in Chicago at the Lake Shore and Michigan 
Southern Railway depot to-morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock. 
_ In accordance with the resolutions adopted at the meet- 
mg of the aldermen in my office on Saturdav afternoon 
last, I would respectfully suggest that all members of the 
Common Council who can convenientlv attend be present 
at the Michigan Southern depot, by ihe time specified in 
the dispatch, in order to receive the roval visitors, and 
conduct them to the Grand Pacific Hotel, where quarters 
have been provided for their accommodation. Respect- 
i'i\ly. H. D. CoLViN, Mayor. 

Aid. Warren moved that the communication be accepted 
and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Underwriters, announcing the election of S. M. Moore as 
lire Commissioner, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



KEPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the commissioners to 
■ make estimate for thirteen lamp-posts on Hermitage ave- 
nue, from W>,st Congress street to West Polk street. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

A Iso, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
fifteen lamp-posts on Elston avenue, from West Division 
street to Blackhawk street. • 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
twenty-nine lamp-posts on West Kinzie street, from North 
Curtis street to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, grading, and paving Division street, from 
Morth Clark street to .'-'tone street. 

Aid. Dickinson moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
grading and macadamizing West Chicago avenue, from 
Wood street to Grand avenue. 

Aid. Eckhardt moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, grading, and paving Walton place, from 
North Dearborn street to Pine street. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the report be approved, and 
that the oraer thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, and paving Blue Island avenue, from West 
Fifteenth street to West Twenty-second street. 



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Aid. Culler ton moved that the report be approved and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, grading, and paving Fulton street from 
Canal street to Elizabeth street. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the report be approved and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, grading, and paving Clark, in front of lots 3, 5, 
and 11, block 124. School Section Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Warren moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filline, grading, and paving Morgan street, from 
West Randolph street to West Lake street. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, , 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, and pa^^ng Archer avenue, from the east 
line of Halsted street to the south branch of the south 
branch of the Chicago River. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing and paving West Chicago avenue in front of lot 10, 
block 3, Bickerdike's Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Eckhardt moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance repealing ordinance for the improvement 
of Granger street, from North Wells street to Sedgwick 
street. 

Aid. 6tov.t moved that the engrossment of the ordinance 
be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
^\■ard, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, McDonald. 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. 
White, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, 
and Mr. President— 30. 

Noes— None. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman. Clarkof the Tenth Ward, White, Heath, 
Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, 
IVIahr, Murphv, Sweeney. Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

JSoes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

repealing an orainance for the improvement of Granger 
street, from North Wells street to Sedgwick street. 

JJe it ordained by the Common Council of the City 0/ Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That the ordinance entitled " an ordinance for 
the imi)rovemeiit of Granger street, from North Wells 
stieet to Sedgwick street,' passed May 4, A. D. 1874, be, and 
lliosame is hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Also 

A report and ordiniince for six-inch drains on West Mad- 
ison street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Campbell, the 
ordinance was put upon it.s passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 



Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone'of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson. Jonas, 
an^ Mr. President— 30. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Belden avenue, from Perry street to Racine Road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stout, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, 
Heath, Waterman, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. 
President — 30. 

iN^oes- None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on North 
Union street, from Hubbard street to West Ohio street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dickinson, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 30. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, and paving 
Jefferson street, from West Harrison street to West Twelfth 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. O'Brien, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes ana 
noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Heath, Waterman. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Stout, 
Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

JVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and paving Thirty- 
first street, in front of lots 18, 19, 20, and 21, s. e. ^ block 
97, w. ^2 section 27, t. 39, n. r. 14 e. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. R. B. Stone, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Heath, 
Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout 
Mahr, Mui-phy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for opening Buttcrheld street, 
from Twenty-sixth street to Twenty-seventh street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clarke, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

^?/es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the lourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of theFifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Heath, Water- 
man, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Muiphv, Sweenev, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 
iVoes— None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for curbing, tilling, and 
paving Rucker street, from West Chicago avenue to Mil- 
waukee avenue. 
Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Eckhardt, the 



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ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by a\-esand 
noes as follows : 

Aye.*— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, \Vhite, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Dick- 
inson, .Jonas, and Mr. President— 30 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for opening South Dearborn 
street, from Twenty-sixth street to Spring street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv. McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth W^ard, 
White, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson. 
Jonas, and Mr. President— 30. 

iVoes— IS one. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

An adverse report and ordinance for opening or extend- 
ing Fifth avenue from Taylor street to Twelfth street, post- 
poned temporarily Xov. 6, 1874. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the renort be laid over tem- 
porarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water on the ap- 
pointment of John B. Drake Fire Commissioner, laid over 
and published Dec. 28, 1874. 

Aid. Reidy moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Finance on claim of North 
Chicago Rolling Mill Company, laid over and published 
Dec. 28. 1874. 

Aid. Coey moved to concur in the report and refer the 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on petition of citizens for railway on West North 
avenue, laid over and published Dec. 28, 1874. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be placed on filb. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Judiciary on receiving in- 
terest on city deposits, laid over and p'ublished Dec. 14, 
1874. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES, ORDERS, AND RESOLUTIONS, 

The Clerk presented an engrossed order authorizing the 
payment of $1,000 to Miss F. E. Johnson, for injuries re- 
ceived by a fall on a sidewalk. 

Aid. White moved that the order be referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Richardson demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Warien. Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, White, Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphv, Dickinson, 
Jonas, and Mr. President— 26. 

Noes— Foley, Richardson, Coey, Cullerton, McClorv. 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, and Swee- 
ney— -9. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the Committee on Finance 
be instructed to report on Monday, Jan. 25, 1875. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

Report of the Select Committee on laatters concerning 
the Ogden ditch and the Illinois and Michigan Canal, laid 
over and published Nov. 30, 1874, made the special order 
for Monday Jan. 11, 1875. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Coev, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Scone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Wara, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleve- 
land. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 



Murphv, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr, Presi- 
dent— 34. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be, and he is hereby, di- 
rected to prepare and forward to the Cook County repre- 
sentatives of the State Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, as soon as they shall convene, a copy of the foregoing 
report, with a request that they take immediate steps in 
securing State and Congressional aid to carry out the 
project as set forth in the foregoing report, 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Stone of the Fourth Ward presented an ordinance 
repealing an ordinance entitled " An ordinance authoriz- 
ing the construction and operation of certain horse rail- 
ways in the streets of the city of Chicago," passed Dec. 21, 
1874. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that tne ordinance be referred to 
the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Reidy, Cullerton, McClory, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Jonas, Mr. President— 21. 

iVoes— Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Heath, Waterman Case, Cleveland, 
Dickinson — 13. 

Remonstrance of Rees, Pierce & Co. and others against the 
improvement of Jefferson street, between Twenty-second 
street and Canalport avenue, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W' est 
Division. 

Aid. Sommer presented an order for gas pipes on Stewart 
avenue, from Twenty-second street to Grove street, Avhich 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the opening and exten- 
sion of Church street to Sigel street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Board of Public Works re- 
port to this Council what action has been taken in relation 
to the occupancy of the Exposition Building by the Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad Company. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mahr presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to cause the building of a sidewalk on both 
sides of Belden avenue, between Racine avenue and High 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the passage of an ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on Belden avenue, Avas 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Ordinance repealing the ordinance passed June 2, 1873, 
requiring saloons and tippling houses to be closed at mid- 
night, was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. White presented an ordinance regulating the open- 
ing and closing of bridges, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Aid. Jonas presented a preamble and order relative to the 
opening and closing of bridges, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

WHEREAS, At a regular meeting of this Council, held Oct. 
26, 1874, a resolution was adopted requiring the Liaw De- 
partment to prepare a proper ordinance in reference to the 
closing of bridges, which resolution is recorded on page 
410, Council proceedings ; and, 

W^HEREAS, No such ordinance having been prepared and 
presented to the Council as directed ; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Law Department prepare said ordi- 
nance in conformity to the resolution hereunto referred, 
and present the same to this Council without further delay. 

Petition of John Heeny for compensation for injuries re- 
ceived was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of property owners for the vacation of Fontain 
street was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Petition of jjroperty owners for the opening of Thirtv- 
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Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Petition of eilizens for the opening of Wabash avenue, 
from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-ninth, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alley: 
Division. 

Aid R B. Stone presented a petition of property-owners 
for curbing, grading, and paving Vernon avenue north ot 
Twentv-ninth street, which was . , . , 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with instructions 
to prepare an ordinance for same. 

Petition of H. II. Honore, asking the Council to rent his 
building, located corner Dearborn and Adams streets, for 
the location of city offices, was 
Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 
Petition of Nathan North for compensation for injuries 
received while in ihe act of arresting a criminal, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
\ld R B. Stone presented an ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for widening and opening alley from Twentv- 
sixth street to Twenty-ninth street, between Prairie ana 
Calumet avenues, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. S. D. 
Aid. Jonas presented an ordinance regi^lating the carry- 
ing of passengers in street cars and omnibuses, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid. White presented an ordinance amending chapter 39, 
Revised Ordinances of 1873, entitled " Porters and Run- 
ners," which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid. While presented an order relative to the construc- 
tion of a viaduct on North Carpenter street, winch was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 
Remonstrance of James Stenson against the laying of a 
railroad track on Thirty-first street was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 
Aid. Sominer presented an order directing the Board of 
Public \Vorks to oraer the Chicago Gas Light and Coke 
Company to lay gas pipes on Finnell stleet from Archer 
avenue to Wentworth avenue, which was 
Referred to the Commitiee on Gas Lights. 
Aid. Heath presented a resolution relative to certain 
money due the city from the County of Cook, and moved 
its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted. 
liesolved, That the Law Department be, and it is hereby 
requested to ascertain at the earliest practicable moment, 
what amount of money, if any, the city of Chicago is now 
entitled to receive from the County of Cook, under and by 
virtue of an act of the General Assembly, entitled "An act 
to fix the salaries of State officers, etc., approved March 29, 
1872," and to take the necessary proceedings to recover 
whatever amount may be found to be due and owing to 
said city. 

Aid. Coev presented an order directing the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to build sidewalk on both sides of Polk and Tay- 
lor streets, destroyed by the late fire, and moved its pas- 
sage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gunderson presented an order for water service pipe 
in Fulton street, between Clinton and Union streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel on the validity of sec. 9, chap. 18. of revised or- 
dinances 1873, entitled "Horse Railways," which was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 
Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on Oakley street was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Remonstrance of citizens against paving of Center 
street was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 
Aid. Cullerton prcsentea a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to report the names of parties who refuse to 
pay taxes on real estate owned by themselves, and moved 
Its adoption. 

Ala. Campbell moved to amend the resolution by msert- 
invr the wr)rds " and the names of all persons in the city 
who pay no taxes." 
The amendment was adoi)ted. 



Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution as amended be 
adopted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the resolution offered by him concerning persons who pay 
no taxes was adopted. 

Aid. Campbell demanded the previous question and the 
call was sustained by the following vote: 

Ayes— FolQY, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Coey, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Som- 
mer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey. 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Murphy, Dickinson— 22. 

TVoes— Stone of the Fourth Ward, O'Brien, Woodman, 
White, Heath, Quirk, Ryan, Stout, Sweeney, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 10. 

The question then being on the motion to reconsider, it 
was carried by ayes and noes as follows : 

J.yes— Foley. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone oi 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, 
Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney, and Mr. President— 26. 

^f^es- Coey, White, Campbell, Quirk, Stout, Lengacher, 
and Dickinson— 7. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the resolution by 
striking out the words " and the names of all persons who 
pay no taxes." 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
Ayes—¥o\Q\. Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Ston 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, Heath, Waterman, Quirk, Ryan, Stout, 
Murphy, Sweenev, and Mr. President— 25. 

_Noes— Coey, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleve- 
land, Lengacher, Dickinson— 8. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the resolution be adopted, 
and on his motion demanded the previous question. 

The question being "shall the main ouestion be now 
put," Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes and the 
call was sustained by the following vote: 

Ayes—FolQY, Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
R3idy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson Ryan, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Jonas— 20. 

jVoes— Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Heath, Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Case, Clevelana, Quirk, Stout, Dickinson, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 14. 

The question recurring on the motion to adopt the reso • 
lution. Aid, Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the resolution was adopted by the following vote: 

^1/es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stoiie of the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Gunderson, Case. Quirk, Ryan, Stout, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney, and Mr. President— 27. 

Noes— Stone of the Fifth Ward, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Cleveland, Dickinson— 6. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Besolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is, hereby 
requested to furnish to the Common Council at its next reg- 
ular meeting a statement showing the names, so far as 
known, of all the persons who have allowed their property 
to be sold for taxes, which property has been bid in by the 
city and is not vet redeemed; also, the names of all per- 
sons who are litigating the Question of taxes with the city, 
and the names of the national banks which refuse to pay 
their taxes from 1870 to date. 

AD.J0URNMENT. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Fo'icY. Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidv, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun 
derson. Quirk, Stout, Lengacher, Murphy— 20. 

iVors— Fitzgerald, Sommer, McDonald, Heath, Waterman. 
Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Ryan, Sweeney, Dickinson,, 
and Mr. President— 12. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS, K. C. FORREST, 
Citv Clerk. 



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I^resent— Aid. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coey, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, CuUertoii, Mc- 
Clory. Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
(lark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Water- 
man, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
^tont. Mahr. Lengaeher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lvnch, Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 
\ihsent—X]d. Spalding and Jonas, and R. Stone. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Eckhardt moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Jan.lJ, 1875, he approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
his Honor the Mayor: 

M.\YOK's Office, Chicago, Jan. 18, 1875. 
The Hon. Board of -lldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Gentlemen : A vacancy existing on the honorable Board 
of Education bv the resignation of James Goggin, a mem- 
ber of said board, by virtue of the power 
and authority conferred upon me by law I 
herebv appoint W. J. English to fill said 
vacancy, and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
honorable bodv in such appointment. Respectfully, 

H. D. CoLViN, Mayor. 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, moved that the commu- 
nication be referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication rela- 
tive to the approval of a voucher in favor of Steele and 
McMahon; and also of voucher in favor of Cox Brothers, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Also. 

A communication asking extension of time to make the 
report in relation to the ownership of lots sold for taxes, 
and names of parties litigating, etc. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that further time be granted, and 
that the communication be placed on file. 

The motion urevailed. 



; A statement of the receipts and expenditures of the city 

of Chicage, for the month of December. 1874, which was 
i Placed on file. 

' The Board of Puolic Works presented a report and ordi- 
i nance establishing sidewalk width on Granger street, from 
i North Wells street to Sedgwick street. 

j Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stout, the 
) ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
i' and noes as follows : 

i J.2/es— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
; the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. Hildreth, 
' McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
' Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. Campbell, 
; Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
! Lengaeher, Schaffher, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson 
I Corcoran, and Mr. President— 36. 
Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Ordinance establishing the sidewalk space on Granger 
street, from North Wells street to Sedgwick street. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the sidewalk width on Granger street, 
from North Wells street to Sedgwick street, shall be, and 
the same is hereby, established at eighteen feet. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances con- 
flicting with this ordinance be, and the same are hereby re- 
pealed. , ^ 
Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 



Also, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp-posts on Arcade 
court. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Richardson, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

^«es— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone oi 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gaeher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 36. 

Noes — None. 



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Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes on Archer 
avenue, from Halsted street to South Branch of Chicago 
River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sommer, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: _ 

.4 !/cs— Richardson, Dixon, Warren, i:'itzgerald. Stone of 
ihe Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. 
McDonald. Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 30. 
A'oes— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the commissioners to 
make estimate for six-inch drains on West Madison street, 
from Western avenue to Rockwell street. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing and paving Thirty-first street in front of lots 18, 19, 
20, and 21 s, e. V^ block 97, Cianal Trustees' Subdivision of w. 
34 Section 27, T. 39, N. R. 14 E. 

Aid. Stone of the Fifth Ward moved that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also. 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
six -inch drains on North Unioji street, from Hubbard street 
to West Onio street. 

Aid. Gnnderson moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling, and paving Jeiferson street, from West 
Harrison street to West Tv/elfth street. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also. 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
curbing, filling and paving Rucker street, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to Milwaukee avenue. 

Aid. Eckhardt moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the third annual report of the Board 
of Inspectors of the House of Correction for the year end- 
ing Dec. 31, 1874, which was ordered 
Placed on file. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OBDINANCES. 

Aid. White presented a preamble and order relative to 
the enforcement of the ordinance in regard to the removal 
of snow and ice from the sidewalks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Remonstrance of property-owners against the extension 
of the ordhiance grunting the Chicago Plate and Bar Mill 
Company to operate a railroad track in and along Thirty- 
first street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroaos. 

Aid. Gunderson presented an order directing the laying 
of water pipe in Hubbard street, from Union street to Mor- 
gan street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to furnish a copy of the lease given to the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company for the occupancy 
of the Exi)ositioii building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Sommer presented a preamble and order directing 
the Board of Public Works to lower Laurel street bridge 
across P^gan avenue to grade, which was 

RefeiTed to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Aid. Sweeney presented an order directing the placing of 
fire alarm boxes in the Eighteenih Ward, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 



Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire Commission- 
ers be directed to place fire alarm boxes on the following 
places: At the corner of Market and Illinois streets, cor- 
ner of Huron and Sedgwick streets, corner of Chestnut and 
Market streets, corner of White and Townsend streets, 
corner of Larrabee street and Hawthorne avenue, 
corner of Hill and Market streets, corner of Brewer and 
Hobble streets, corner of Huron and Sedgwick streets, on 
Brewer street, midway between Chicago avenue and Oak 
street, and on Wesson street, midway between Chicago 
avenue and Oak street. 

Aid. Stone of the Fifth Ward presented an ordinance 
relative to the vacation of Clark street, from Sixteenth 
street to Twenty-second street. 

Aid. Stone moved that the ordinance be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. White moved that the ordinance be referred to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Question being on motion of Aid. White, it was lost by 
ayes and noes as follows: 

'Ayes — Warren, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien. 
White, Quirk, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Corcoran~13. 

iVoes— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Culler- 
ton, McDonald, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman Campbell, ("ase, Cleveland, 
Ryan, Lengacher, Schaffner, Lynch, Dickinson, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 23. 

Question then being on motion of Aid. Stone, it was 
Carried. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order providing for the ap- 
pointment of a Committee on Legislation needed for the 
city, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the President of this Council be, and is 
hereby, instructed to appoint a committee consisting of five 
(5) members of the Council to consult with the Mayor. 
Comptroller, and Law Department as to what legislation 
(if any) is necessary to promote the interest of the city and 
report the same (if any is necessary) to this Council. 

The President appointed as such committee: Aid. Culler- 
ton, Campbell. Waterman, Schaffner, and Richardson. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the President of the Council 
be added to the committee. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Murphy presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepa re an ordinance for the filling and 
walling of White street, from Wells to Market streets, and 
moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to advertise for bids for the cleaning of the 
paved streets for the coming year, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition of citizens for side- 
walks at Lawndale, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an orainance for curbing, filling, 
and paving West Eighteenth street, from Canalport avenue 
to Halsted street, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water mains on Washington 
street from its present terminus to California avenue, 
which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Heath, of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
refeired the claim of Heart, Steinhaus & Heart for loss of 
a horse, submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the 
petitioners. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Heath, of the Committee on Finance, moved that the 
petitions of Patrick Foley and Philip Carey, for damage 
sustained to their dwellings by the building of the Erie 
street viaduct, be referred to the Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

A-lso, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a bill of Cox 
Brothers, submitted a report thereon. 



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lafdoV?/a^^d'publLS" demanded that the report be 

The following is the reoort: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica<-o in 

Common Council assembled • v^iuca^o m 

of^'rnv RroJw^^'^? on Finance, to whom was referred a bill 
1. i^^^-^iT^^^^^^' ^^avmg had the same under advisement 
respectfully report that thev find the items named in 
said bill have been furnished -to the citv, and from the 
best information your committee couId\ btiiin at reason 
Iv^rT^'TV^'^l'"'''''^'^ recommend that the bm be 
raJhed '''" ^^'"^^^P^''^§'^ ^^ ^^^^ «^^er herewith at 

aij;ss^TJ^;^^^fs^rg2]fLS't^^i^c?^!^ 
?or^a^fSlVJtsr^?ift^*^^ 

Also. 
nfF*!' r"p.??');'?'"^*'' '° ^'■''"™ ■"'"'« referred the petition 

Por.'te^i^5''„t?L"d°'p,SS°" "'™''"*«' """ *««■ 
The following is the report: 

/iour Committee on Finance, to whom was referred i^Pti 

adS "em^'ent ""r.ZU^ ^^^'^^' havin|had the sami uSder 
advisement, respectiully report that thev have examined 
The facts of this case, which are herewith attached^ ^nd 
made a part of this report. The Lw i^lpirtoent are of the 
ZnTJ^.^f^'^^ ""7 ^' ^'^^^^ f°^ "^i« el£m anS your com- 

Slsktoeiss^^t^nfth''^^^^" ^^^^ c]4imbl allowed. 
ana asjc tne passage of the accompanying order. 

M. Heath, 

Thomas Lynch, 

l. schaffnek, 

R. B. Stone, 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be'Td^^fis'^hSS?' au- 
thorized to pay to Eva C. and' Jos. Parish the sum of one 
hundred and fifty dollars (S150.) taking their receipt fo? 
this Slim; said receipt to be made out as the full amount 

S4'?:^a^^dTos^i?S!'^ ''''' "^^ '^ ^' '^ ^^°--^ ^""«SJ 

Also, 

of'^ F^annv ^ ■vw'pll"' f' *° ''^°^ was referred a petition 
vLJ\?'a^ v^^".^5^ ^^^ compensation for iniuries 
petitioi?er! '""""^ ^ '^^°'* adverse to the prayer ^rthl 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

EAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
Q'?il^^"%^-'."^"1*"^ ordinance concernhirChiS-o aSd 
Southern Railroad, submitted a report thereon " 

lai'd^oVe^Sd publiX!rr^^' '^"^""^^^ ^^^* '^' ^^Port be 
T^^hi^l^^^'"^ ^^ i^*^ '■^^Po^t and ordinance: 
^lo^r^IS^^J^t '' ^"^ '''' '' ^^^^-^^«' - 

^^^^/^^'"^^Soand Southern Railroad, having hadlhl same 

House of Correction, and its passagrLLked bv thl Tn 
SrkS'U?S!li!l'»S„,;!i,'^e?e%?e1^gi^^^^ 

James O'Brien, 
Geo. E. White, 
David Murphy, 
T. W. Stout, 
Committee on Railroads. 

AN ordinance 

'^?rd?,*?i^L'^''^'°'' ^°^^ ^*[ <^^ ^" ordinance entitled "An 
2I^^^''^^<^^ (^OT^cernmg the Chicago and Southern Rai^ 
road Company," passed October 26, 1874- ^""-''''^^" ^^^^ 
p^l^^'^^^?' -^y .an ordinance passed October 26 1874 the 
Common Conncil of the city of Chicago granted unto the 
Chicago and Southern Ratlroad Companv the right to in 



fh!^i^^.^-^^' Said Sridewell Commissioners have directed 
the location of said road across said Bridewell grounds in 
sad section twenty-five, as designated in the rain showing 
said Bndevyell grounds, hereto attached marked <'mTd of 
the City Bndevvell Grounds," and made k part of this Sdi 
nance; and which said designation of the location of said 
road across said Bridewell grounds is a centable tn S 
SortheSore' ^^'^^" ^"^ Southern yilS?am?a'.^^ 



'^T^^ttt'l&S'S^T.l^^^^^^^^^ 



That section ^ofT i^';;,^l^^S^,tl^:Zg g^^^^ 
u hereby, amended so as to read as follows ^ 



Section 4. Said company may lav a track from 
where the center line of section thirtv-five (^^ 
I?Ji^''^i,^ ^^^'*.y-""^^ (^9) North range thrteenm^ itl 

lo ine north Mde of the Chicago River, thence northea^tpr 
i^'d""!?-''"/ "'^ Bridewell grounds, at the S Snated 

?f tiieatvZ"d^wiif.^^^^?^?,*« ^«^^^e^. marked^' mI? 
01 tne Cit> Bridewell Grounas," and which said mnnia 
hereby made a part of this ordinance the riJht S wav 
hereby granted across said Bridewell grounds to be fiftv 
feet in width; Provided, however, audit irexSlsslva^reid 
and understood, that said Chicago and Sofuhefn Railroad 
Company, m consideration of the right of wav Whv 
designated across said Bridewell gronnds^ shal^ 
wiVKbft.!^^!^"^'^'-^ Bridewell groundsf^fn connection 
with the track oi said company, for the exclusive use of th^ 
Bridwell a, side track suthcient for ten cars a,Td oca?e th? 
same at such point as may be directed by the Sewelt 
Commissioners; and said company shall also locate at the 
northeast corner of said BridewellVounds a passenger sta^ 
^^^i^'^ ^'^""^ thereon a good and substanial depot build- 
ing for passengers, and maintain and keep the samein ^nn.i 
repair so long as said road shall cross S ground wMch 
a? m'fr«-'^^^^ ^^-^ '^^"^^^^ station on said road, at wh ch 
all local trains passing over said road shall come to a f n 1 1 
stop, for the purpose of taking on and lettiSrofF%L^n! 

Tliis ordinance shall take effect from and after irs naqsae-f^ 
and .acceptance by said company, but unless afcemid 
be nill and'voti" ""'' '^' Passage'thereofTe'Tame'Sn 
Also. 

The same coramittee,to whom was referred an order rela- 
Keon. ^ '''^^"'* at Sangamon street, submmed a report 
VxthkiT^^^'^^''^''^ *^^* the report be laid over and 

The following is the report : 
To tne Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
%iZ^T^''^V'^ the railroad companies w^S tracks cross 
H^,r^n''^M*'^T^^" ^^^^"''^ ^"^ ^a^^li streets to build a vS 
'^"^^l^I^.^'^'-^^^^^^^^-o^on^trQQX, having had the same un- 
finH^fh^i^^!^^"*' '•espectfully report that your committee 
ctio ^^f ■^i''^''^ ^^^. thirteen tracks crossing SangXon 
street, besides two frogs on said street. The ground nn 
Sangamon street, between Carroll and Kinzie streets an 
cenHo^^nF^ '■' ^^^ o^^^Piecl by railroad trackl! wi th U e ex 
ception of a space of about one hundred feet wide Hardlv 
a day passes but property of citizens is destroyed at this 
place, and many times in each month serious accidents 
ThP tr<?.1^P- ^ occur here, sometimes occasioning loss of he 
The tracks in question are owned by four different com 

?<?nrnl- ' ^'"'"'^ ^-"^^-"^^ ^'"^ ^^^^^^^ COnstaUtlV CTOSS iig aSd 

re-crossHig, occasioning great delay to people wishing to 
cross over to the north or south. The space occupied bv 
the tracks is so long that teams get part of the wa? across 
when an engine comes along on either side of them cSttS 
oft their means of exit in every direction ; and thus hemmed 
m between trains horses, become frightened and uSn 
ageable. By the terms of the contrlct with sx^me ofThese 
companies they are obliged to build a viaduct at this place 
and your committee believe they should be corapened to 
wS^ ^'^^ "-^^ ^^'"' °<^ *^^"- '^o^tract at once VVe there^ 
fore recommend the passage of the order referred to 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

James O'Brien, 
David Murphy, 
Geo. E. White, 
T. W. Stout, 

0,^rei, tl,at the Board of PubSr^^t£Vera^d'Klire 
hereljy, required to order the M. and St. Paul, C, D. and V 



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O..Cin. r.ndT.C.. 'ijf^ ^^J^^^' ^^^i^feAy'Si"^^^^^ 

FIRE AND AVATER. 

The committee. o„ l^- »* ^,^4 ^, "„"nTrSrlS 
^Zo'u.'iSfhe'S'eS'rs! M. ToSe, submitted a re- 
P"S*O^Brien a„d Bailey demanded that the report he 
laid over and puhlishcd. 
JfhVMayoS SleXe'n o. the eity of Chicago in Com- 

fen-ed a communioation from th^ Boa^a^"^, ^i,^ Commis- 
announcin? ^e election 01 s^^'i- avlsement, respect- 
fSrrepSruS fav' J'S tSm^e" and recommend that said 
appointment be confirmed. ^ ^ g^^^^^^^ 

David Coey, 
C. L. Woodman, 
p TT Case 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

SCHOOLS. 

Thecommittee on school, to «hom-^ refg^^^^ 
?rpTrK'e o? i's°Soouf,rm e-jorner of Wood and Har- 
'^fe „=jSS%ra?nr pt demanded that 
the report be laid over and puhlished. 
J.'i,VS^l?o;^Si^ildeS'of the city oi Chicago in Com- 

mon Council assembled: referred a 

under advisement, ^^espectiuuj repu Education. 

s'^a'£r'?h\Tsro?r;;c!^'o|;;»ym^^^^^^^^ I 

Philip Reidy, j 

Thos. S. Clarke, i 

C. H. Case, 
Committee on Scnoois. 

The following is the order: ^ ^igj, ^^ authorized 

^'■^''^■^^'.p'^ofc P' M?Kav^forasS^^^ the grounds 

to purchase of 0.i^MC^^i >^^ ^ ^y ^i and Harrison 
situated on the nortneasi coiu<.i u feet on Har- 

•iA.itv nf the above described locality, 
'lid' C.iiveland moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

streets and alleys, south division. 
^^A cjtnnP of the Fifth Ward, to whom was referred an 

'9ii:iilFI;?s;^>sJ^--^^^---^^^ 

over and published. 

To^rhfMavorVnd'IlSen of the city o, Chicago, in 
Common'Comicil assembled: Division, 

» --"^li f l?¥^;i?l 'SSnta^a'o'^eS 

twecn <:f »'"«'»' ''e^Snly re "rt that.iS the propcrty- 
under advisement, rtspeciuuji property 

owners i'^*5>rt";?,if"'^vith<mt expS.se to the city, tliey 
'ZX S'«e^«,'r;S,iai:,''nd the ,Lsage of the following 
ordinance. j^ 33 Stone. 

William Fitzgerald, 
Fred Sommek, 
F. W. Warren, 
Tom Foley, 



Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
The following is the ordinance : 
ordinance 

-^.LT?h1^fd?.^ate=/;SyKS^^ 

hereby, repealed. 

streets and alleys, w. d. 

The Committee on Streets and All^>;s, W D to whom 

iiaH hPPn referred an ordinance for a hoi se railway on 

west Inrnana street, s^ibmitted majority and minority re- 

^ AM^STand Mahr demanded that the reports be laid 

over and published. 
The following are the reports to whom 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys 7^/^V'^?n^ ^f a 

?^rssfskcr;^wS!:S|rs«p|t|V^^^ 

port that after an examination of J.^^gijf %g\';iiug m the 

the passage of the following oraniance^:^^^^^^^^^^ 

C. L Woodman, 
A. N. Waterman, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
J. L. Campbell, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys. West Division. 

* ORDINANCE 

for horse railway on West Indiana street : 
SECTION 1. Be it ordained I>y i':^Si:S^iSrSl^i^C^ 

tracks, and switches i^s^^P^.^lN^Xlsted street and Mil- 
street, from Its interscc on with Ha -^^^ ^^^^^^.^ ^^^^^^ ^,f 

waukee avenue, ^est ^^%J/'5am?in connection with the 
the citv. and to operate ttie samt m *^'X|\ vT.-ii«tP.i street 

constructed perfectly Pa™ el as ^f^j^^^, J^r^^ ^/the 1st 
same to be completed as fai a\ est as iioy u« - ^.^^ 

;;l1^a^"l'e"S'»■e^"eiSlSSv.ToV^''s from and^^ 

the:completion of suen sewerage. elevated 

abl'?eLISpStr^|rL«^,-th^^ 

for special purposes. .^ ^ j.g shall be 

^aSk\^aSS^fo?t^^^^ 

^^SS.6.The^.idoompanvshall,^i^cUjth^^^^^ 
paving, macadamizing, f ing, .^^gf^S^i Construct their 
or parts of streets upolv^^lchtheJ^^^^^^^^^ ^^.^^^^ 

said railways, Pi^^^^^.^if ^^^'.^irstreets whereon one track 
the line ^^ f^f^X^xSen feet in wSth along the line of 
is constructed, and ^-ixtecn letiu ii . ^^^ j.^. 

said '-ailway where tw^^^^ ^^ privi- 

pair and condition duimg au uie t extend, m ac- 

leges hereby graiitM to said coij.x^^>^^^^^^^^ 
cordance witn whatever oTdei or it«^u^ adopted by the 
ordinary repairs . "lereoj may be Pa.^^ea or i. ^^^^^ 
Common Council of said city. Aiiut 
shall be liable for all legal consequential^ 

^^S^U^^ioSSnV^^ of the railways 
Aforesaid or any or cither of them complete the 

.aS%IivJiy'm%lto?cKSmSo;red,a.thetimemen- 



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tioned and provided, and according to the conditions pre- 
sented herein, then the rights and privileges granted by 
\urtue hereof respecting said railway shall be forfeited to 
the city of Chicago, unless the Common Council of said 
city shall grant to said company a further extension of 

Provided, That if said company is delayed by the order 
or injunction of any court, the time of such delav shall be 
excluded from the time above prescribed. 

Sec. 8. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of Water 
Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners, or other cor- 
porations, are not to be impaired or affected by anything 

„fi"^l'S^°°^^"-^?' .^?-' ^^^® "»^^s and privileges hereb| 
granted are subject tnereunto. 

Sec. 9. The said company shall keep, maintain, use 
and enjoy the risht to operate thereon railway cars and 
rarriaees, under the terms and restrictions herein provided 
for and during the term and neriod of twenty-Ave years' 
from the date of the passage of this ordinance. 
To the M-Ajor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled: »- »^, ^u 

Your minority Committee on Streets and Alleys. West 
?v.^I\v^'l' *^-^^'?^?°^ ^^S^^^^^"'^*^ ^'^ ordinance authorizing 
]^r.Juffn ^^i^'^^^o" Railway Company to lay tracks and 
operate a horse raihvay on West Indiana street, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully report that the 
minority of your committee disapprove of the construction 
ot the oi-amance referred to the committee, respectfully 
foflow?i^^ \^* ^^^ ordinance be placed on file and the 

Geokge E. White. 
P. C. McDonald. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the construction and operation of certain horse 
railways m the city of Chicago. i».^niiuisii 

^VlZ''^'^"l^i?.^ *^^ Common Council of the Ciiy of Chicago; 
Section 1. That m consideration of the acceptance here- 
of, ana the undertaking of the Chicago West Division Com- 
pany to coniply with the provisions hereof, authority, per- 
mission, and consent are hereby given, granted, and duly 
Nested 111 the said company, its successors and assigns, to 
r.?l^?, .';'-^*' ^^U^^V^' operate and maintain a doubli track 
t^.i?^' Y -.^^^ necessary . turnouts, turn-tables, side 
tracks, and switches, in, upon, and along the course of 
certain streets in the city of "^ Chicago, hereinafter named 
and to operate railway cars and carriages thereon in the 
P,'''].^v?J/''.l''^i°'' ,^^'^ conditions hereinafter prescribed: 
Pii.iidM, I he tracks of said railway shall not be laid with- 
]^2T?}^^ ^^-^^ oi the sidewalks upon any of the streets, ex- 
cept m turning street corners. 

t^^w I' '^^^^ ^^^^ railway company is hereby authorized- 
frfJth'H'«n''"-^°''^^^*'^^^^o^a ^^^^^'^y in. along, and 
upon the following streets m said city, to wit: Commenc- 

3i°ii-/o''^H?"^ '^-11^^' f* ^^^ intersection of Halsted street, 
Wo!t^ ^^^""^ "'^*' ^^°^^^' ^"<^ npon said Indiana street to 

Sec. 3 The cars to be used upon said tracks hereby au- 
bp'r'nP^r'5iV'^-th"'^-'''^f'^"P°^^-^^'^ ^^^^^^a Street shall 
nr pfrJ? "^ '".^^ '''''™''' P°'''^'' O"^-^'- and no railway car 
hPuYirf,?r .''''''' ^P""" ''V^" Other railroad in this State shall 
he used upon or proceed over said tracks 

^^^3^'it T^^/ai<i tracks and cars operated thereon shall be 
rho/; l°y ° ^^^^'^ Purpose tlian to transport passengers and 
tbeir ordinary bagg-age. and the cars or carriages used for 
i^^h^.^Jf'''^ shall be of the best style and clasf in use on 
such railways, and the Common Council shall have the 
povver at all times to make such regulations a? to hi 
af s.fd F^^.'/m^ ''"^^ of. running said cars or carriage! 
fhoff K ^onncil may require, and said cars or carriales 

Salauiv^'^'^^'-'^''''' ^'^'i^-'^- ^ ^'^"^"^ and conductor 
.-hall alwa>s accompany such car or carriage. 

«Wot^>;J i^^-^^'^^f said railway shall not be elevated 
above the surface of the street, and shall be laid with mod- 
ern imDroved rails, and shall be so laid that carriages and 
e e?yInd'flTrH'^t'^'^^y -^"^ ^''^^1^ cross said tracks? a1 
onfobstruction^ ' '"^ ^"^^ ^""^ ^^^ directions, with- 

Sec. 6. The said railway company, its associates snc- 
fnf "".'nvf ":^ assigns.shall pay one-thik'l of the ?o t of g^ad- 
i?£'J^^^"^V.^lP^^^.n^g- and macadamizing or filling said 
streets on which it is hereby authorized to construct said 
railway, and shall at all times keep one thirdTSd stS 
en mfv'.r*^ condition as ^.he Common Conn- 
or di?et-?hv«nv-'..l'^^ or times hereafter prescribe 
bvS^ Po^-m^^ order or ordinance passed in that behalf 
eL^ <;ommon Council. And said railway company its 
successors and assigns, shall be liable for all legal and con- 
sequential damages which may be sustained by any pe?- 



^? lS/®„^^°°*^* *^® carelessness, neglect, ormiscouduc. 
of any agent or servant of said company, its sucl 
cessors or assigns, in the course of theiV employment 
"Ul'^ construction or the use of said tracks or railwaj? 

SEC. /. The rights and privileges hereby granted to said 
company shall be forfeited to the city of Chicago unless ?he 
said railway shall be fully completed and read? 
^^w w"^.i .°".. Sf" ^efo^e t^e first day of-Pro^ 
^-i<^ec?. That If the. said company shall be delayed bv 
the order or injunction of any court, the time of|such delay 
shall be extended and the same time in addition to the 
period above prescribed shall be allowed f or the completioS 
£mVe?i^S"d^eSvr ""^•^"-" ^'"^'^ '^ compan^^S 

Sec. 9. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of Water 
Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners or other cor- 
porations are not to be impaired or affected by tSsordi- 
suSfect'ihlreto.''''*'^"^ ^"^^"'^"^ ^^^^^^' Slanted are 
Sec. 10. The said City Railway Company shall enter 
Chfca^o ^"u? fh ^ «"ffieient bond ^Tith"^ the city of 

Chicago m the penal sum of —.^ thnnsflnd 

dollars tor the faithful performance of all the terms aSd 
conditions herein contained in this ordinance aiS thai 
said railway herein mentioned shall be completed at the 
time and manner herein stated, unless delated by the or 
der or injunction of some court having iurisdictimi nf 
such matters, from so completing the sime ana 
said Chicago West Division 'Railway Compa^?' shall 
Ch?c«^nT,/}h'r ^^^.'^^"'^^ sufficient bondwit^^fhJcit?o 

wii^° "^ *^^ P?P^^ ^nm of thousand dollars for all 

i^fni'^^K"'^'^''''''^'''^' °^ other damages which may be sus- 
^rUrf?Jl ^"T P^'^^^' °^ Pi^^'^ons by reason of the rights Sd 
privileges herein and hereoy granted to said 
iTF^''^'^ '-'"'^ . ^onds to"^ be drawn b? 
the lavy officers of the city of Chicago, and each of saici 
bonds to contain such conditions, provisions Restrictions 
prohibitions, or other matter, as shall in th^ opiS of the 
hVf ^ep.artment, be necessary to fullyjand completely pro 
tect and indemnify the said city of Chicago in all thFnJs 
from any and all loss or damage by reason of he grant If 

Ie? n 'th? Fmleges herein granted to said compan? 

bEC. 11. The rights and privileges hereby granted to said 
Chicago West Division Railway' Company are iiponihe 
further express condition that said company shall on thl 
first day of the months of January and July, of each and 

Sur^^^'fo^r^^' th'."""'^i '^ ^^ paid?'into the clty 
thP n^[;V ^f ni.- *^^ ^^^f , nse and benefit of 
the city of Chicago, one-half of one per cent of the 
gross earnings of the said horse railway hereby authOTized 

obeconstrLicted and operated by said company a,m in 
the event of the neglect or refusal of said railway company 
so to pay over the said one-half of one per cent of tEross 
earnings as aforesaid, at the times and in the manner afoTI- 
said, such neglect or refusal shall work and shall be 
deemed and held to be a forfeiture of all the rights and 
P"S^?f S^^ein and hereby granted said companf ^^ 

SEC. 12. Ihis ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by sIS 
company and said company shall have made and executed 
the several bonds provided for herein, in manner and form 
as hereinbefore required. Provided that it be so accepted 
and such bonds executed within, acceprea 

MARKETS. 

The Committee on Markets, to whom was referred thP 

owandputSe'd:''"''™''"''''' """""' '"P"'' "<= ^ 

The following is the report: 

Your Committee on Markets, to whom was referred thP 
petition of Aug. Schneider for appointment 2 CU? 
Weigher, beg leave to report in favor of the ap7oiiitment^ 
fvenSes^^'"'^'"^^^'^" '°™"^ ^^ Westerif a^nd SSd 



Also, 



T. W. Stout. 
B. Quirk, 
P. C. McDonald, 
M. Heath, 



The same committee, to whom was referred an nrdl. 

o4'i-,fdTuSe'^"'"''^™"'"^«''*»'«>» '^fOH b, laid 

The following is the report: 



tJan. t8,i 



46 



L1875 



Your Committee on Markets, to whom was referred an 
ordfnance amending cbapter 7 of the Revised Ordinances 
?nt Id '-Coal," respectfnlly report that we recommend 
that section i of the ordinance be amended by adding 
lheJeto?he following proviso: -Provided Th^t the fee to 
be charged bv anv cit? weigher shall not be more than five 
cents for each load of coal weighed by him, which fee 
shall be for his own use. 

\nd that as so amended the ordinance be passed. 

Ail of which is respectfully submitted^ ^^ ^^^^^ 

B. Quirk, 
P. C. McDonald. 
The ordinance is as follows : 

AN ORDINANCE 

amending chap. 7 of the Revised Ordinances of 1873. en- 
titled "Coal." 

Be it ordained by the Common Council ofther.ity of Chicago 
That chapter 7 of the Revised Ordinances passed Jan. 20, 
187.^ entitled "Coal," be, and the same is hereby, amend- 
ed so as to read as follows : . ■, +■ 

SECTION 1. Each and every person, firm, and corporation 
eno-a<'ed in the business of selling coal in the city ot Chi- 
calofto be delivered within said city, shall produce and 
deliver to the purchaser, at the time of the 
delivery of the coal purchased, a certificate 
Mgned by a weigher duly aopoirited under the 
('■barter f nd ordinance of said city, showing the weight of 
the coal so delivered. Provided that the fee 10 be charged 
by anv city weigher shall not be more than five cents for 
each load of coSl weighed by him, which fee shall be for 
his own use. 

Sec '> Anv person, firm, or corporation who shall vio- 
late tiie provisions of section one of this ordinance shall 
he fined in a sum of not less than five nor more than twen- 
IV dollars for each and every ofi"ense. , -^ •* 

" Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage and aue publication. 

Also, 
The^ame committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Caspar Brenwald for appointment as City Weigher, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Mahr demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

Your Committee on Markets, to whom was referred the 
petition of Caspar Brenwald for appointment as City 
Weigher, respectfully report in favor of the appointment. 
Scales to be located at corner of Western avenue and Og- 
den avenue. T- W- Stout, 

B. Quirk, 
M. Heath. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

The Select Committee, consisting of the Committees of 
Streets and AUevs of the North, South, and West Divisions, 
to whom was referred an ordinance amending sec. 11, 
chap. 41. R. 0.. entitled "Railroads," submitted majority 
and minority reports thereon. . ^ ^ -^ 

Aid. Stout and Mahr demanded that the reports be laid 
over and published. 

The following are the reports: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Councif assembled: 

Your Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the three 
divisions of the citv, to whom was referred an ordinance 
amending sec. 11 of chapter 41, R. 0., entitled Rail- 
roads, and relative to erecting bell towers at the various 
'Jtreets where railroad tracks cro.ss or intersect the same, 
within the citv of Chicago, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfullv report, that after the examina- 
tion of the same your committee would recommend tiie 
passage of tlie accompanying ordinance. 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

,f. C. Corcoran. 
J. Lexgacher, 
Peter Mahr, 
T. F. Bailey, 
Geo. E. White, 
P. C McDonald, 
F. \V. Warner, 
Tom Foley, 
M. Sweeney, 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the Three Di- 
visions of the City. 



AK ordinance 
To amend section 11 of chapter 41 of the revised ordinance 

of 1873, entitled railroads. 
Be it ordained by the Common Conned of the city of Chicago: 
Section!. That section 11 of chapter 41 of the revised 
ordinance of 1873, entitled railroads, be. and the same is 
herebv.amended by striking out the words "street or horse- 
railwavs," which occur in the beginning of the ninth line 
and the end of the tenth and beginning of the eleventh 
lines thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the worcls 
"streets," so that the section will read as fol- 
lows: Section 11. All railroad companies 
whose track or tracks cross or intersect any ot 
the streets in the city of Chicago, east of the west line of 
Western avenue, and north of the south line of Egan ave- 
nue, and also at all crossings of street or horse railways, 
shall station, keep, and maintain, at all times, at their 
own expense, at each and every one of said streets and 
railroad crossings, a flagman, v/hose duty it shall be to sig- 
nal persons traveling in the direction of any or either ot 
the crossings, and warn them of the approach ot any loco- 
motive engine or impending danger: and at each and all 
crossings of streets there shall be erected, and 
kept and maintained at their own expense, by the 
railroad companv whose track such street may cross or in- 
tersect, a bell tower not less than fifteen feet in height, and 
on which tower shall be placed a good and sufficient bell, 
similar to the bell used on the drawbridges over the Chi- 
cago River and its branches, which bell shall be lung by 
the flagman, or person in charge of such Crossings, to warn 
all persons in vehicles and street cars or other conveyance 
of the approach of anv locomotive engine, tram of cars, or 
other danger, and said bells shall be kept ringing until 
such locomotive engine or train of cars shall have passed 
over such crossings, and it shall be deemed safe for per- 
sons and street cars or other conveyances to pass or cross 
such railroad track. .-, .^r.. 

To tne Honorable the Common Council of Chicago . 

A majoritv of vour committee, to whom was referred a 
proposed ordinance requiring the erection of bell towers 
and placing of flagmen at all crossings of streets by steam 
railways, respectfully report, that having had the same 
under consideration, recommend that the same do not 
pass, but be placed on file. Your committee have come to 
this conclusion. , ^ a- 

1 Because thev do not consider that the proposed ordi- 
nance would accomplish the object sought, viz. : Increase 
the safety of vehicles and footmen passing over said 

' The lavvs of the State require that a bell weighing at least 
thirtv pounds shall be placed on every locomotive engine, 
and that the same shall be rung or the whistle blown at 
least eighty rods from such crossing, and kept ringing un- 
til such crossing is reached. _ t, , n * >,„ v„^t 
The ordinance of the city requires such bell to be kept 
ringing continually while such engine is running m the 

The city ordinance also requires the keeping of a flagman 
at every s'treet and horse railway crossing to warn persons 
of the approach of railroad, trains. _ , 

The only change made in the already existing ordinance 
bv the proposed ordinance would be to require the erec- 
tion of belt-towers at all places where steam railroads cross 
streets within the boundary mentioned. +x, wv. 

A minoritv of your committee do not believe that the 
erection of such towers and the ringing of an additional 
bell would conduce to the safety of the travehng public. 

As near as con Id be ascertained, the proposed ordinance 
would require the erection of nearly three hundred bell- 
towers, very raanv of which, it is evident upon a slight in- 
spection of the surroundings of the crossings, would be eu- 
tirelv unnecessary. . . .v,ot f>,r. 

A minority of vour committee are of the opinion that the 
Council can onlv enforce, under its police.powers, such or- 
dinances as are reasonable ;,that it cannot compel the rail- 
ways to do more than that; and. in the opinion of a mi- 
noritv of vour committee, the proposed ordinance requires 
tne erection of bell towers at many places where they 
would be entirely useless, and is, therefore, m that respect 
entirely unreasonable. ,. „„„„ 

No nentiou asking lor the passage of any such ordinance 
was presented to the committee, nor did any one appear 
before it asking for such action. ^ ^^_ waterman, 

S. E. Cleveland, 
W. P. Dickinson, 
J. L. Campbell. 
R. B. Stone, 
Wm. Fitzgerald. 

F. SOMMER, 



Ijan. i8, 1 



47 



'875.1 



ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid Stoue of the Fifth Ward moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. wuin.n uu 

The motion prevailed by the following vote- 
x^^f^fn^^^^^""^^^^' '^X^'I^IV Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth 
^^ard Clarke of the Fifth para, Reidy, Sommer, McDon- 
ald, Bailey, O'Brien, Vvoodman, Case. Cleveland Quirk 



pSde^it-21^^"^^^^^'*' ^^^^^' Dickinson. Corcoran, Mr. 
w^T^I^-f^'- C^ljerton, McClory, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell 
Ryan Eckhardt, SchafFner, Murphv, Sweenev-i4 ^"^''' 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



1 Jan t8 I 



48 



iS/-; 



[Jan. as, 



49 



187s- 



C5oir\i]qon Couridil 



II E O- U L .^ R. .]M: E E T I IX O 



JANUARY 25, 1875. 



Oflacial Report. 



■''/•r.sr;i/— Aid. Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey, Spalding 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, CuUerton, Mc- 
Clory. Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. 
White, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman. Campbell, 
Case, Cleveland. Qnirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Mahr, Schatfner, 
Murnhy. Sweeney, Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent. 

Absent— Al^. Foley, Warren. Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Stout. Lengacher, Lynch and Jonas. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held .Tan. 18, 1S75, be approved without being- 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPOKTS OF CITY OFFICEIiS. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
ing a list of property belonging to the school fund, with 
names of lessees and amounts due from each. 

Aid. Heath moved that the communication be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the communication : 

City Comptroller's Office, ) 
Chicago. Jan. 25, 1875. JT 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled. 

I submit herewith a list of property belonging to the 
school fund, with names of lessees and amounts due from 
each, according to resolution of vour honorable body Dec. 
21. 1874. 

The absence of the School Agent has delayed the prep- 
aration of this list. Respectfully. 

S. S. Hayes. 
Comptroller. 






Real Estate and School Fund, with Names of Lessees and Amount Due on Leases (Not Including Interest or Dam- 
Jan. 25, 1875. 



Lessee. 


' Description. 


Sub 
lot. 


Lot. 


Block. 


Rent due to 
Feb. 8, 1875 


Hoard of Education 


1 Bronson's Addition- 
South 264 feet of 




207 
1 7&10 


1 

2 


' 


Albert B. Harris. 


Fractional Section 15 Add- 

S. 20 feet of n. .50 feet of 

! Original Town— 

jE. 66 ft. of 

|60 ft. w. and adj. e 66 ft. of... 
jW. 24 ft. of 

j Notes past due 


3<fc4 


0. A. Crary 


..., i», 50 




Haas & Powell 




: ' 


Same 

EhshaS. Wadsworth 




1 '• ••]'! $1,484.50 
6 55! 5,760.00 


James Wadsworth 


Not leased 


School Section Addition— 
N.e.li 




6 


: 58 


1 -.— — 


Board of Education 


1 

i 1 




Same 


S.e.^ 

Notes past due 




1 

2 




Mrs. E. M.Cromwell 




Mary E. Baldwin 


415.621 
606.661 
276.25' 
460.63 
300.37 
168.76 
320.00 


Same 




3 

4 

5 


David Cole 

C. C. Merrick 


Notes past due 

Notes past due 




Same 

Ellen MiLson 

Same 




James Lusk 




.■•"■•■•"I 6 


J. S. Reed 




A. Bellamy's note past due... | 


7 
8 

,? 

11 
12 
13 
14 

15 1 
161 
17 i 
18 
19 1 
20; 

19 & 20 


1 




288.09 


Lewis Dodge 


! 

1 

1. ;•: 


C.C. Merrick 


j 


Mrs. A. Schiller 

Herman Steifel 


"^^"Z... "'. 1 


Peter Ramond 






119.62 

1 


A. Ct. Newberger & Bro 




J. M. Bylin 

Klias Golstein 

Wm. E. Chamberlin 


A. Llebenstein's notes nastj 
due 


J. C. W. Bailey 






Absolom Viggers 

Granville Bates 

Same 


168.76 
2^3.14 




" 


749.26 






CaiTied forward 


1 









Rent p'd to May 8, 1875 



Rent p'd to May 8, 1875 



I Ian. »5 



50 



I»87S1 



Broii?:ht forward 

Absolom Viggers 

Board of Education 

Same •A'rv;";! t 

P. & K. Casb. & J. O'Malley, Jr.. 

Same 

F.Wiegle 

Loomis & Davis 

Not leased 

Grant & Price 

E. E. Taylor 

Same 

Bates & Co 



Same 

G. Dunning 

Thomas Mackin 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Not leased 

Board of Police 

Board of Education 

Board of Police 

Same . — •••- 

Board of Education 

Same 

Board of Police 

Leonard Grover 

JosiaS. Wolfe :• 

.Joseph E. Otis 

George L. Otis 

Welhelmina Schwarz 

R. C. Rousavell 

Rosalie Cavanna 

James H. McVicker 

Same 

Same ••• 

Chicago Tribune Co 

Same 

Same 

Samuel Gregsten 

Francis B. Peabody 

Same 

Albert Cudney 

Timothy S. Fitch 

Charles L. Wilson 

Same 

Timothys. Fitch 

Same 

Rucker, Fitch & Porter. 
Rucker, Fitch & Porter 

Same ■••• 

Heni-y Brinkworth 

Same 

George Boomer 

Same 

Adolph H. Uphof 

Thomas G. Otis 

Geo. B. Jenkinson 

Thomas G. Otis 

Same 

Same 

Same 



Levi Brown 

Not leased 

Claus Treson 

John Lubstroff. 
John Simouds. . . 

Not leased 

Not leased 

Not leased 

C. & F. Fraats... 

Not leased. 

Wm. Lachele. . . 



E.3^ 

W. ^ 

N. 126 10-100 ft. of n. % of. 

S. 723^ ft. of n. >^of 

S.V2 " 



N. Va Of. 

s. H of., 

N.^of. 



N. % of.. 
S. Mof.. 

N. y^ of. 

S. % of. 



i^of. 



(■ W. .50 ft. of s. 192 ft of lot 5 ■ 
1&e. 69 ft of s. 190^2 ft of 

E^of 

W%of 



notes past due. 



K of n. e. %.. 
% of s. e. H- 
14 of n. w. % 
Kof n. w. > 



W. 3^ of s. w. 34 

E, 

E 
E 
W 

W. 3^of s. w. M 

Blocks 1. 8, 12, 20, & 21 w. Va. 

W. ^4oin. w. 34 

Und. >^of s. w. 34 

E. 3^01 s. e. % 

N. e. Mof s.w. }i 



Total. 



Section 
13 
36 
15 
23 

22 
11 
33 
11' 

34 



6 

151 
171 
10 
14 
16 
17 
20 
21 
22 
23 



1&2 



52 



87 



i68.7( 



27,000.00 



113 



16,000.00 
28,215.00 
23,982.75 
12,224.00 
12.224.00 
73.80 



Rent p'd to May 8, 1875 
In suit ; lease expired 



To March 1, 1875. 
To March 1, 1875. 



26] 
231 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 
33 
34 
35 
36 
37 
38 
Town 
36 
38 



30,623.171 



113 



42 


::::::.::.:.:..::. 


,, 






72.00 


" 


866.00 


., 






142 1 



622.00 

7,866.00 

7,866.00 

=^8,208.00 

n0,602.000 

1,724.39 j 

1,211.00: 

■*" 2V829.56 



Range. 
12 



38 
40 1 

'•I 
371 
38 
401 



<=270.00 
*912.00 
*612.00 



14.144.00 



Lease expired May,18' 



$229,353,951 



*Rent computed on the full appraisal of 1870. »„fH«^>» i^f 

p This lot exchanged with United States tor "Old Postoffice lot. 
O. Contract given for sale of this tract. 
V. City enjoined from collecting rent. 



(Jan. as. 



51 



l»8754 



The Board of Public Works nresented 

A Report and Ordinance for filling Archer avenue from 
Beers street to 148 feet northeast of Beers street 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Reidv the or- 
•dmance was put upon its passage and passed by aves and 
noes as follows: j . c a, lu 

wfii.^''r.^^'^^^'V'!^^"f..rj*^""^^^^^- ^'^ey. Stone of the Fourth 
p '^^'^' ^i"'"" °^ ^^J" f?^^^ ^^^^^' ^^I'^rke of the Fifth Ward. 
K"'- ^T^"^''' <^^W-e««n' McClory. Hildreth, McDonald 
Bailej, O Bnen Uoodman. White, Gundreson, Heath 
V^aterman Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Svan, Eck- 

oor«, • ^n^'H^'^M^' P^^"^'- ^i'^^Pl^y- Sweeney, Dickinson, Cor- 
coran, and Mr. President— 32. 
Xoes — None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for filling Deering street, from 
Archer avenue to Lyman street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Reidy, the ordi- 
Soes'L'followl"^'''' ''' P^«sa§^ and passed by ayes and 
■c^^^^f"^?^^^^^*^^^"' Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of the 
SSV-*"/*^"-?^""^ °^ t^^ ^'^^^ ^^^^'3, Clarke of the Fifth 
V^\,y?i'/^ D-'-,^""^™^^.' Cullerton. McClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Soofi \v-^.'''^''^'' OJBrien. Woodman, White, Gundei^son, 
5snn 'cl™"^^"' ^'i.TP^o^^l' .'^^^^' Cleveland, Quirk, Dick- 
inson, C jrcoran, and Mr. President--3'> 

Aoes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for filling Main street, from Archer 
avenue to 400 feet south of Archer avenue -^^cner 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sommer, the 
noes^as'foHows^'"^ "^'''' '^'' P^^'^^S^ ^''^ Passed by ayes and 
wf.T"^F^^^^^A^""' J}t2gerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
i\^S-' 1^°"^ °^ ^'^.^J'^^^ ^^'a^d- Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
B« Sv n^Rnf ' <^Hl erton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald 
u^«tP^;.5i n^"' K^^i,'"'''^^™^"' ^^it^' Gunderson, Heath, 
Uaterman, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk Rvan 
Eckhardt, Mahr. SchatTner, Murphy. Sweeney D^ll 
mson, Corcoran, and Mr. President--.S2. 

^\ oes — None. 

Also, 

fr4i''f^«fl?r.*'?tl2t'\'"';''?,^ '°^ ^'^"'^ ^^'^^t Harrison street, 
irom i^atlm street to Ashland avenue. 

nr^i^nV!f "^™^^^ consent,_ on motion of Aid. Batlev, the 
aS'noefa"fol£ws."^°" ^'^ passage and passed by ayes 
wfJ^'^'r*."^^^^*^^-'^^^"' J^^^^^^^^'^'Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Reidv ?n°^^^' o^/^P ^I^^^' ^^"-'^^ of "^e Fifth Ward 
vt]& ^""r^-^?''' Cu lerton, McClory. Hildreth, McDonald 

Noes — None. 

Also. 

trnJ^Sl^^^. ordinance for filling West Sixteenth street, 
from Morgan street to Laflin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton the 
rfoesTfSlows?"'' ''P^'' ^^^P^^^^se and passed by ayeS'and 

wfJ'rf "^S>l?J^fif °^^/l^^.^'^^'3' Coey- Stone of the Fourth 
R^ru' stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward. 
R« w ^n.^™'"'' Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald 
Sr!fc?r; C;Brien, Woodman, White, Gunderson. Heath. Wa- 
ShriPh^'S-P^^^^'..^^*^^^. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
S5iir'tSAl^S2'P^^' '"^^"^^'' Oickinion. Corcoran: 
iVoes— None. 

Also, 

fr(^m'"?h''rnrfr!'?tpJ'l''i^"/^f-0^ filling Wcst Eighteenth street, 
irom inroop street to Laflin street. 

ordi^npnno l!°o°^^ consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton, the 
noei as folio^W "^'''' '*' ^""''^^^ ^"^ P^''^'^ ^^ ay. s and 

Wa'^''7r?n^.^n/?i?"'p^i*iS?,':*^'i' Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Reidv «n^n?i ^^^ F^'^^}' ^^^^"3' Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
bSw O^H.n'^^'iv^'^i''^' McClory. Hildreth. McDonald 
Wat?r^«n r.,^Vv ^iP^r'J'^^"',, ^^^^*^' Gunderson, Heath, 
hardt Mphr^^il-!!^^^' ^-^^f • Clevelana, Quirk, Rykn, Eck^ 

.Noes— None. 

Also, 



^r^Spof^^f^'wS^^la?^^ - the 

RvJn 'F.?h^i.^Hf m'v,^^';^^^^^}^' Case,' Cleveland qS: 
K>an, Eckharat, Mahr, Schaflher, Murphy Sweenev DiVk 
mson, Corcoran, and Mr. President~32 ' ' 

iVoea— None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for filling Henrv strp^f frnm 
Laflin street to 500 feet east of Margarft street. ' 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Cullerton thr- 

^yes— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey Stone of tho 

W«r?^R5f^'«®^^"^'^^ the^^lfth'Ward, ClaSeof the FifA 
Ward Reiay Sommer, Cullerton. McClory Hildreth Mp 

Sppfh^'w^t'^^'^^' °'^^^^"' Woodman? WMteGundeVson^ 
Heath Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland OrMrk 
Kj^an, Eckhardt, Mahr, Sc'haffner. MuVph^v, Swmiey DiJk 
mson, Corcoran, and Mr. President-3'> -'' '"^''^"^>- ^^^^ 
iVbes— None. 

Also, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton thp 

.x-'^'^^*'';:^**^^^'"^^'-''"' Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the irnnrfh 
Ward Stone of the Fifth Ward, ClaVke of ?he F th Ward 
Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth McDonalfl' 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, White GuiSersonHeah 
Waterma;i Campbell, Case, Cleveland,Xirk Svan Eck ' 

»raifa^n^dS?|?:SSenr,r^' '^'^'''^' ^^^^ 
iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for filling West Thirteenth strPPt 
from Loomis street to Laflin street! ^^^rieenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton thP 

Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. President-S2 ^^^«^«"«>. 

i\'bes— None. 

Also, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cullerton thr 
So'e^aTfSirsr' "P°" ''' P^^^^°^ ^"^ P--^ by'a^S'a^fl 

wfrd Vt?n?oTt&mh'fv'^^^^ S?,^^', S*°°^ of "le Fourth 
Ti^rUr o *^J? .,^f^^ Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward 

Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. Hildreth McDonald 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

r. J^r,""^"^™°^^ consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth the 

wf,?f''S^'°'"'.''%''°;.?'."^SeraId, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarki of the Fifth Ward 

iVoe8--None. 



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Also, 
A report and ordinance for fiinng West Fourteenth 

itickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. Piesident a- 
iVoes— None. ^^^^ 

1 report and ordinance form-ling West Fifteenth street, 
from Throop street to Lafliu street ^^^ 

..Sn^ScT^rpn^.Ton^^ P--^ ^>^ ^>- ^^ 

'■^^J^&son FigggaM Coe^S^gj^ ^ ^^^/^S 

Ward, Stone of the £i"^„V,f;™' "^ MCClory, Hildreth, 

'''^l^' ?.'^SilPv°0-B? ^n WoJdman White Gunderson, 
rJcDonald Bailej,OBiien, woouma , ^ ,' ^j Q^irk, 

iilSlnsStSrcorairand Mr. President-S2. 
Noes-Bone. ^^^^^ 

A report and ordinance for f^Uing Margaret street, from 

coran and Mr. President— 32. 
lYoes— None. ^^^^ 

A report and ordinance for ^^^^S^w^lflhSrelr ""^ 

Dickinson, Corcoran and Mr. President-S^. 
JVoes-Kone. ^j^^^ 

iilWSiSi 

aST'MSS"KllVne^r,^i?ur^^y:lweene%ickinson, 
Corcoran, and Mr. P re8ident-:f2. 
Noes-None. ^^^^_ 



iSliiSiiii 

lS£vSr^r'^S;^SM!^;'^veeney^)ickinson. 

Corcoran, and Mr. Presideut-32. 

.Yoes-None. ^^^^ 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
TaylJ?^Htr"et, from State street 10 Clark street. 



lafe'v 'o!SSc ;, wiodmak" wSte: G»"»«rg;.„?lS' 

|»^s§s,i^rpSri^oS.ri5&ss,^ 

coran, and Mr. President-?.2. 
A oes— None. 

Also, 

orSnrL''w"'r^nr^iSnk°'^aiSJfan.%ai^a.?S;-.^'na 
"°f«-M?torason, Fitzgerald, Coey Stone of f^y%^f^ 

iiison, Corcoran, and Mr. President-32. 
i^oe«-None. ^^^^^_ 

A report and ordinance for widening North Halsted 
4feS^?Si^?lS«S^rredto the 
Cmnmitt.e on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

'^Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

PETITIONS, COM3XUN1CATI0NS, AND ORPmAN-CES. 

Aid Sw'^eney presented a petition of citizens relative 
to fhfclelning of paved fre^^%^\^^l^'^' 

1/ Spption 21 39, 14, which was 

%;?^ri!£irs?S-ne*^FS&l?;,, 40X105 feet, old 

engine 3 lot. near Milwaukee avenue, 20x 

,2^s?o'?eet' forSytccipiedby Fire Departmem; old 

^"£^'^^Sl?'^eet, near Madison street, 44x101 fe.r : 

""'i^^^n^^, n^North Clark street, 50x10. lee. : 

and the railroad f'-^^lf^/ff^^^^^'^JJi^ -,sion Pound an-l 
third street occupied by the bouthmwi^^^ ^^ .^^ 

Pound-keeper's house). ooxl,2bo JO .uu lui, .1 

'°^lso that tract lying ^uth -;j^-^^'tk<i"^St -i 
Nonh avenue east of North ^j^^^^^, l^^,;;jf^';.em olS (3-10 
North Clark^street ; «z«-;: ^^^ ^lu S,- on North Clark 
fpet on North LaSalle stieet, (■■j- ■> i" h-a,l ui^ 
sS"a^52 6-10 feetou ^fSaestceet ^^^^ ^^ 

^^Hf 'f S;:fiiSeS wSt of ^oS^Clark street (about) 
:orth Laballestieei, aim v>c. xv.rth i.-iSale street, 



g^-lCSJ^er|S«|^^r,l, .asa,le.reet. 

"'Ct^n'coS' >" «" hln tl." «?" Franklin streets, lOOx 
6-YeertSeAyoccupled by hose elevator No 2^^ 

Ci;;e-;.SeSai1 k"sfreS r\80xl30 teet. 



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Said advertisement to be published in a daily newspaper 
published in said citj- of Chicago, and of ereneral circula- 
tion therein, to be selected by the Comptroller, and to 
specify a certain day, up to, and including, which bids will 
be named. 

Aid. Cuilerton moved to taKe from the files the report of 
the Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds on the 
propositions for the purchase of the "Long John" engine 
hou^e lot on LaSalle street and thepropertv known as the 
••Ira Judd" trace, and refer the same to the Committee on 
A\ harves and Public Grounds. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Heath presented "An ordinance in regard to the re- 
turn by the City Collector of a list of real estate upon 
Avnieh the taxes assessed or levied bv authoritv of the city 
of Chicago for the year A. D. 1874, which was " 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. White presented an order relative to annulling the 
contracts now existing between the Citvof Chicago and the 
South and West Side Gas Companies, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas lights. 

Aid. White presented an order for a tire-alarm box on 
the corner of Sangamon and Carroll streets, and moved iis 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cuilerton presented an order providins for the abol- 
ishment of the standing committees of the Council, and 
that no communication, order, ordinance, or resolution be 
presented by any member of the Common Council before 
the same has been passed upon by the Citizens' Association 
ot this city. 

Aid. Waterman moved that the order be referred to tlie 
Committee on County Relations. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan presented an ordinance permitting the Lake 
City Railway Company to lay down tracks and operate 
street railway m certain streets in the citv of Chicago 
which was " 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 



Aid. Heath, of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the report of the Committee on Judiciary, on pe- 
tition of -Miss Francis E. Johnson for compensation for in- 
juries received, submitted a report thereon. 

''^^^•^.^^^'^^^^^°'^ moved that the report be laid over and 
puDiished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is tlie report: 
To the ]\[ayor and Aldermen of the citv of Chicago, in Com 

rnon Council assembled : 

_ Yuur Committee on Finance, to whom was referred peti- 
tion of Miss Frances E. Johnston, having had the same un- 
der advisement, respectfully report that thev have con- 
sulted with the Law Department in reference 'to the mat- 
ter, and the City Attorney informed us that in his opinion 
the city is not liable. 

At the request of your committee he submitted his opin- 
ion m writing, and the same is attached to this report, 
iherefore your committee would recommend that this pe- 
tition be placed on file. " 

MoNEOE Heath, 

B. QUIKK, 

L. SCHAFFNER, 

Committee on Finance. 
Also. 



Ihesame committee, to whom was referred the petition of 
Mrs. Margaret Callaghau for compensation for injuries re- 
ceived, submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Heath moved to waive the engrossment of the order. 

ihe motion was lost by the following vote, the charter re- 
quiring thirty votes in the athrmative: 

^yes— Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Som- 
mer, Cuilerton. McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Woodman, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, Schaffner. Murphv, Sweene*-' 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President— 29. " ' ' 

A'oes— Richardson— 1 . 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report and refer the 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 



Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the petition 
* ^i",^;,)?'^^^^^^"^ ^^^ damages, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White and Bailey demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the ••(q:>ort: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of G. S. Whi taker for damages, hav- 
ing Jiad the same unoer advisement, respect- 
fully _ report tnat in consideration of the 
tacts in this case (which are herewith submitted), vour 
committee are of the opinion that the citv is liable to' Mr 
G. S. Whitaker for damages by reason of the accident The 
Items of the bill rendered by Mr. Whitaker for medical 
services and carriiage and harness repair seem to be reason- 
able, but the item of 1250 for horse, your committee think 
IS too much by at least mo, and therefore recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby au- 

tnorized to pay to Mr. G. S. Whitaker the sum of $218.60 

to be paid from the contingent fund or other monevs unap' 

propriated. " ' 

JumciAiiv. 

Aid. Richardson, of the (ommittee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred an ordinance regulating the carrying 
of passengers on street cars and omnibuses, submitted a 
report recom-mending that the ordinance be placed on 
nle. 

Aid. Richardson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a resolution 
relative to the occupation of the Exposition building bv 
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Companv, submitted a 
report recommending that the resolution be placed on file. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the report be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to M'hom was referred an ordinance 
concerning the weighing of coal, submitted a report 
recommending that the ordinance be placed on file 

Aid. Cuilerton and Mahr demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled: ' ' 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending chap. 7. Revised Ordinances, en- 
titled Coal," 

Having had the same under advisement, resuectfullv re- 
port that they recommend that said ordinance be placed on 
hie tor the reason that they believe that existing ordinances 
give better protection to the public than the proposed new 

Wm. H. Richardson, 
A. N. Waterman, 
J. L. Campbell, 
Committee on Judiciarv. 



The Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Education asking that cer- 
tain land m the town of Lake be given for a public road, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. White and Bailey demanded that the report be laid 
over ana published. 
The following is the report: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
comrnunication from the Board of Education, asking- that 
certain land in section 7, town of Lake, be given for a pub- 
lic road respectfully report that your committee recom- 
mend the passage of an accompanying resolution dedi- 
cating said land for a roadway. 

S. E. Cleveland, 
Thos. C. Clarke, 
C. H. Case, 
Philip Reidy. 

STREETS and ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Comniitteeon Streets and Alleys, W. D., to whom 



iTr^^"* J?.^^^''^^ ^" engrossed ordinance for a horse railwav on 
West North avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to the west- 
ern city limits, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Quirk moved to postpone consideration of the 
ordinance one week. 



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s lost by the following vote: 






land. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 



McClorv, Hildretti, 
e, eleve- 
nth y, and Mr. President 

~ Aid. Camnbell moved that the ordinance be referred to : 
the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

POMCE. , 

The Committee on Police, to whom Avhora was referred | 
ari order concerning the cleaning of sidewalfe. etc.. sub- , 

^'IIS ?iS^BS^- demanded that the report be laid ! 
<)\er and published. 

wl^^^^P^e'iSS^men of this city have of late | 
vear?ifeg?ected to enforce the ordinance in regard to the 
Removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks : and 

Wkfrfas Manv accidents have oceurrexi from such neg- 
lecltofwhich the city has had to pay large amounts of 
money ; 

'fMjfed'\^hs^tlhe Board of Police be..and they are here- 
bv directed to issue an order to the police force 9f the city 
S krictlv enforce section 14 of chapter 49 of Revised Ordi- 

""^S?^mSiS^i^mSS^Se passage of the above. 

J. H. HiLDRETH. 

DAVID Murphy. 

N. ECKHAKDT. 

\V. H. Richardson. 
Committee on Police. 

Aid Hildreth moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
Thp' motion was lost bv the following vote: 
^^i^FiSge'^ld Coey, Stone, of the Fourth Ward, Stone, 
offhe Fifth Ward Clarke, of the Fi^h Ward, Reidy Som- 
raer Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Mahr, Jonas. 
Corcoran and Mr. President— 15. . ,,tv,-4.^ 

^X -RiSSardson, Cullerton, McClory . W^oaman Wh^^^^^ 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case. (Jeveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson— lb. 

Aid. White moved that when the Council adjourns it be 
until Friday evening at 1% o'clock. 



The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows: 
^o,^<;_McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, White— 4. 
^?S-Richa?dson, Fitzgerald, Coey Stone of the Fourth 
Ward stone of the Fifth Ward. <^'larke of the Fifth ^\ard. 
Refdy Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, H^ ^reU*, y oodman, 
Gunderson. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, 
qSirk Ryan, Eckhardt. Mahr. Murphy. Sweeney, Dickm- 

^"ild%tdTeth mo^;"!' S7h?(:ouncil do now adjourn. 

St;fneof the Fifth Ward, C^ of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. 

Imumer, Hildreth McDonald, Bailey, Eckhardt, Mahr. 

^^"S-Fltz^rald, Cullerton, McClory, O'Brien, Wood- 
man Whe Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. Campbe 1, 
clil: Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickin- 
son, and Mr. President— 18. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Markets on petition for hay 
scale< corner Webster and Grand avenues, and for ap- 
pointn??n?of August Schneider as weigher, laid over and 

published Jan. 18, 1875. . 

Aid Quirk moved to concur in the report. 

'^^dTuir°kiSovri\hatthe Council do now proceed to 
i the election of a hay weigher for scales corner W estern and 
I Grand avenues. 

I The motion prevailed. , „.•, 

! The Chair appointed Aid. Quirk, Richardson, and Hil- 

1 "^"rhl oSf then proceeded to ballot with the following 

i result: 

' Whole number of votes cast 24. ^ ^^^,.^A ^„iv 

I August Schneider received 24, and was declared dub 

I elected. 

I ADJOURNMENT. 

' Aid Hildreth moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

' The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^.^s-Folev, Richardson, Warren, ^Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward.'stone ofthe FHth Ward Clarke o the Ffth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Hildreth. McDonald Balle^^O Brien 
Gunderson, Heath, Case, Cleveland. Quirk, ana Mr. Prehi 

^ A'o7s-Fiizgerald, Spalding. Cullerton, McClory Wood- 
man White, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Murphy. Swee 
nev, Dickinson, Miner, and Jonas— 14. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

City Clerk. 



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FEBEUAftY 1, 1875. 



OflBlcial Report. 



Present— Aid. Foley, Richardson, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidj-, Soramer, Cullerton. McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bajley, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr 
• J^engacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. Dickinson, Jonas 
and Mr. President. ' '3 

Absent— Aid. Warren, Fitzgerald. Spaulding, Lvnch, and 
Corcoran. - " ' 

MINUTES. 

"^i^'i^^T^^^^' moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
'"lixP^^^ •^^^- ^' 1^"^' ^G approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

irZ^^^ City Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
tales with the cf^^' ""^ persons litigating the question of 

ov4i^and pubhshed.""'"^'^ '''^' '''' communication be laid 
The following is the communication : 

City Comptroller's Office, ) 

Chicago, Feb. 1, 1875. J 

To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of 

Chicago m Common Council assembled • 
T t^,^.^;o?JPliai^ce with the request of your honorable bodv, 
1 submit herewith, from the City Collector a list of tlie 
frZ'fxT^Otnd'^t^^^^-^"/ banks refusing topaytSrtoel 
from 18/0 to date and from tne Law Department the names 
?he cit?!'''"''" ^'■^ litigating the question of taxe« with 

rpL^rH ^^ certificates in my office give no information m 
numhPr^« the ownership of the property sold, and as the 
S^t^^Ji I ^^'*^ ^^kP' f "counting to some thousands, it is 
Ker.ffSiJ'^^°'''^^^ *° report the names of the owners. 
iiespectluJly g_ g_ 3^ yes, 

Comptroller. 
f«u^S^^*l?^^P®^ty^^^®^Joinedfor 1871 and 1872 on the 
foUowmg National Banks of the city of Chicago: 



^. Year. 

First National Bank ]871 

First National Bank... 1872 

Second National Bank 1872 

Second National Bank 187:S 

Third National Bank 1872 

Fourth National Bank 1871 

Fourth National Bank .1872 

Fifth National Bank 1871 

Fifth National Bank 1872 

City National Bank iy7i 

City National Bank ]872 

Commercial National Bank..... 1871 

Commercial National Bank 1872 

Manufacturers' National Bank 1871 

Manufacturers' National Bank. . . 1872 

Manufacturers' National Bank 1873 

Mechanics' National Bank 1872 

Mechanics' National Bank ...1873 

German National Bank 1872 

Traders' National Bank 1871 

Traders' National Bank 1872 

Cook County National Bank 1872 

Merchants' National Bank 1872 

Northwestern National Bank 1872 

Scandinavian National Bank 1872 

Union National Bank 1872 

National Bank of Commerce 1871 

National Bank of Commerce 1872 

National Bank of Illinois 1872 



Value. 
$840,000 



90,000 
100,000 



200,000 

460^000 

187* 506 
212,500 
500,000 
500,000 
500,000 
500,000 
500,000 



230,000 
250,000 
200,000 
200,000 
400,000 



500,000 

750,006 
250,000 
220,000 



Dol. Cts 

88,400.00 

13,124.4-1 

1.350.00 

1,800.00 

11,190.00 

2,000.00 

2,781.00 

4,600.00 

7,350.00 

1,875.00 

3,187.50 

5,000.00 

7,500.00 

5,000.00 

7,485.00 

9.000.00 

3,600.00 

4,140.00 

3.750.00 

2,000.00 

3,000.00 

6.000.00 

6,675.00 

7,500.00 

2,241.50 

11,250.00 

2,500.00 

3,300.00 

5,442.2.5 



Total $153,541. 



NAMES 

Extra Objection— 
S. M. Ladd, 
B. W. Ellis, 
Francis V. Mathews, 
H. L. Steward, 
Helen W. Steward, 
H. M. Williams, 
J. S. Patterson, 
H. L. Steward, 
H. W. Stewart, 
Buckner S. Morris, 
Jasiah Samberg, 

The above parties are 
Hopkins, attorneys. 



OP OBJECTORS. 

Alexander White, 
Ogsdeii Adden, 
E. H. Whitney, 
J. Edward Fay, 
G. W. Goodno'w, 
Thos. O'Connor, 
J. W. Steel, 

C. C. Bonney, 

S. M. Heishman. 
J. V. Cox, 

D. Leonard. 

represented by Barker, Wait & 



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Objection No. 33— 
Thos, R. Armstrong, 

F. R. Otis, 

M. E. Hamilton, 
James Create, 

G. H. Whitaker, 
Julius Heideureich, 
('has. F. Chessraauy, 
Joseph Wilson, 

J. Hotchkiss, 
James Long, 
F. M. Barker, 
C. C. Lang, 
U. T. Pitt, 
J. E. Ormsley. 
Edward Scott, 
W. M. Barker, 
J. H. Prentiss, 
Julia O. E. Allen, 
T. B. Bridees, 
Walter N. Mills, 
E. R. Harmon, 
J. Breckinridge, 
Thomas Carbine, 
Eliza L. Harring, 
Bernhard Hughes, 
D. R. Dyehe, 
George Hall, 
Gisidore Schmitz, 
Eliza Forscythe, 
James Lavis, 
B. S. Shubart, 
H. M. Newberger, 
S. Hagan, 
John McCaig, 
P. O'Neill, 
Dale and Duyle, 
A. E. Wromes, 
R. M. Werky, 

A. H. Herris, 
Fred Scrouder, 
M. D. Stemburns, 
P. Goldstein, 

B. Goraheimer, 
Chas. Coch, 

J. H. Kedzie, 
P. Delter, 

C. Tock, 

John C. Weber, 

M. Hirsch, 

J. Schavans, 

S. Straus, 

J. Classer, 

John Reran, 

J. H. Schoenberger, 

F. Wass, 

Moses Weill, 

C. S. Smith, 

R. P. Stephens, 

J. Frost, 

M. Fuller, 

H. O. Stone, 

I). B. Lyman, 

H W. B. Hoyt, 

M. Mooney, 

C. R. Bonner, 
M. Forey, 

A. J. Lane, 
J. M. Paley, 

D. J. Hicbek. 
— . Young, 
A. Gleason, 
M. VVeisman, 
J. Clark, 
Glen Wood, 
Mary Wexler, 
Paul Popolarum, 
John (J. W. Bailey, 
R. Taylor, 

Mrs. .). Filkins, 
1). Webster, 

A. D. O'Neill, 
L. S. (rreenleaf, 
O'Neill Bros., 

J. F. Eberhardt, 
J. S. Gage, 
S. S. (Jardner, 

B. Waggcrt, 
A. A. Bunks, 
Church, 



Lewis Arads, 
Tarlton Jones, 
O. D. Olds, 
Wm. Burke, 
Bernhard Saudheim, 
Daniel Wilester, 

J. Edward Fay, 

Job Carpenter. 

John P. cella, 

J. N. Barker, 

Charles C. Wait, 

J. H. Long, 

John Miller, 

Joseph Peacock, 

S. Palmer, 

Alexander White, 

James N. Heuncks, 

D. H. Wells, 

E. H. Aiken, 
Mary S. Buchanan, 
W. S. House, 
Shelby McGossin, 
S. W. Jackson, 

D. Harper,, 
J. R. Buchanan, 
John Miller, 
Patrick O'Donnell, 
H. M. Bigelow, 
Paulina M. Hill, ■ 
J. M. Adsit, 
S. M. Heishman, 
Geo. M. E. Church, 
W. Hodgson, 
A. Washter, 
Wm. Barker, 
F. Bartels, 
L. Bates, 
A. Saulsbury, 
M Churchwell, 
O. D. Olds, 
H. Henderson, 
S. Klein, 
J. H. E. Cooke, 
]. B. Heubbast, 
Wm. Buckley, 
P. W. Post, 
J. C. Walker, 
Chas. Junks, 
Wm. Heubans, 
Peter Wolf, 
J. Knight, 
L. Botis, 
H. Sandmeyer, 

C. Summerfield, 
M, Shura, 

P. D. Hamilton, 
W. E. Delamater, 
M. Stephens, 
M. M. Gurtley, 
W. B. H. Graly, 

D. B. Gardner, 
F. K. Bowers, 
J. M. Adsit, 
Sydney P. Walker, 
J. M. Smith, 

T, D. Cassit, 

W. R. Guswold, 

S. H. Thompson, 

Mary J. Young, 

J. G. Sullem, 

S. Bilvermaa, 

J. Schlossman, 

P. Palmer, 

G. W. French, 

M. R. Taylor, 

Geo. K. Clark, 

Orpha A. Wheatou, 

G. H. Anderson, 

E. Lane, 

S. F. J^ockwood, 

Dr. J. Nett, 

C. W. S. A. Trowbridge, 

W. A. Seymore. 

H. N, Bishop, 

W. J. EUingwood, 

E. B. Stephens, 

Burroughs, 

Geo. (;. Clark, 
W. E. Morris, 



Chas. T. Chessman, 
Thomas Richmond, 
J. Edwards Fay, 
C. S. Loding, 
I. D. Weber, 
Thos. Jackson, 
A. D. Argnara, 
G. W. Mackey, 
J. B. Hanley, 

F. G. Welsch, 
E. Gay lord, 

E. Schweitzer, 
E. Leonard, 

G. S. Hubbard, 
J. E. Knight, 
D. C. Eddy, 

J. C. Weirts, 
Warder Byington, 
J. E, Hubbard, 
John Klease, 

B. W. Thomas, 
S. M. Moore, 
G. Dodge, 

H. Cornell, 
H. H. Walker, 

C. E. Gueroult, 
J. A. Petite, 
A. Radcliff; 

P. Hicks, 
H. A. Haines, 
Christian F'eushaber, 
R. P. Layton, 
Amos S. Seeley, 

Che above parties are 
Hopkins, attorneys. 

Objection No. 18.— 
George C. Smith, 
O. Cronkite, 
E. J. Whitehead, 
H. Whitehead, 



R. S. Worthington, 
Thomas Kerr, 
D. A. Brown, 
J. F. Slossum, 
Wm. Woodruff, 
Mrs. Thomas, 
J. K. C. Forrest, 
Luke Comstock, 

0. W. Ela, 

S. P. Rounds, 
Mrs. Kerr, 
Bowers Bros., 

1. S. Warsh, 
F. Richberg, 
F. Gindell, 
E. Bowen, 

E. H. Wheaton, 

Van Ausdale, 

Rosentield & Rosenberg, 

Julia G. Jenkins, 

I. S. Page, 

E. A. Cummins, 

E. M. Pringle, 

E. L. Waller, 

S. Palmer, 

August Fisher. 

R.J. Perry, 

P. Duensing, 

Barker & Barker, 

L. R. Pitkins, 

C. E. Whisher, 

C. Price, 

EvalineDunn, 

by Barker, Wait& 



George H. Roset, 
W. H. Whitehead, 
John Nickolson, 
William Whitehead. 



Stiles & Lewis, 



David E. Bradley, ., „ . ,. «ri,-4.^ 

The above parties are represented by Harrison <<z White- 
head, attorneys. 
Objection No. 27— ^ , ^ , ^, 

Charles Follensbee, Protestant Orphan Asylum. The 
above parties are represented by Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, 
attorneys. 
Objection No. 20— . , 

Joseph Peacock, A. Wilde. Above parties are represented 
by Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, attorneys. 
Objection No. 26— 

Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company, 

Robert Green, J. H. Foster, James Peacock. Above 

parties are represented by Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, attorneys. 

Objection No, 16— ^ „ .-, , , t *.t, i 

John M. AVilson, Grant Goodrich, Berthold Loenthal, 

John Forsythe. The above parties are represented by 

Grant Goodrich, attorey. 

Objection No. >iO— 

H. H. Plaaf. Represented by Tuley, 
attorneys. 
Objection No. 13— 

D. B. Gardner. Represented by Kinney >Si Cottee. attor- 
neys. 
Objection No. 1— 
G. D. Beebe. 

Objection No. 21— ^ -, ., p t . 

James Olin. Represented by Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, at- 
torneys. 
Objection No. 38— . 

S. Sclessuagle. Represented by Tuley, 
attorneys. 
Objection No. 28— 

Susan B. Jenks. Represented by Tuley, 
attorneys. 
Objection No. 10— ^ ,. ^ , , 

Charles B. Hosmer, Harriet M. Norton, Julia Buckley, 
Edward B. Plosmer. _ .^ ^^ ,, 

The above parties are represented by C. B. Hosmer ct 
Son, attorneys. 
Objection No. 22— 

Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company. 
Represented by Tuley, Stiles, and J^ewis, attorneys. 
Objection JNo. 37— 

Sinai Congregation. Rosenthal and Pence, attorneys, 
represent the above party. 
Objection No. 17— . „ .r , 

M. O. Wright. Represented by Frentiss & Hooke, at 
torneys. 



Stiles & Lewis, 



Stiles & Lewis, 



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Objection No. 8— 
atto?ney^^" ^''''^"'- Represented by John W. Waughop. 

Objection Xo. 25— 
attorae?-r^"^''' ^^P^^^ented by Tuley, Stiles & Lewis, 

Objection No. 7— 
torS?"" ^- T^^tcher. Represented by S. E. Russell, at- 

Objection No. 4— 

Jot^nwen'^^^trney '^'"^ ^'^ ^"^"^ ^^P^esented by 

Objection No. 23— 
Henry Sweet, 
Fred Gall, 
Augustus Arkhoff, 
Augustus Bock, 
Morris Mitchell, 
J. N. Barker, 
Fred Pol wart, 
Emil Drier, 
Chas. Wueusche, 
T. M. Lambiue, 
Henry Wolf, 
John King, 
Chas. Muensche, 
Louis E. Mallow, 
John Schleimer, 
Chas. Kellev, 
Edmoud Slioeffe, 
Nicholas Boeller, 
George Heubner 
John Bartels, 
John Gebel, 
C. Wolf. 
John Buckler, 
Fred Herold, 
Andrew Anderson, 
Peter Courather, 
Christian Bruss, 
Henry Hillnaan, 
H. C. Hellman, 
Fred Franks, 
Henry Huslaflf, 
August Hail wig, 
Chas. Millbrandt, 
Anton Deltman, 
Jajnes Dagrnent 
H. W. Mosher, 
F. C. Schwartz, 
Aug. Krawkow, 
Jas. Dagmeut, 
Chas. Witte, 
Wm. Krns, 
(jr. T. Chovengel, 
Fred Heitznian, 
Fred Frost, 
Morris Hirsch, 
H. Grewiebaum, 
George Marback, 
S. J. Russell, 
Wilham Kruss, 
S. Schlesinger. 

Le^^rattom^eys'^' ^'^ represented by Tuley, Stiles, and 

Objection No. 9— 
torne?s.^' ^^'^'''^'^^''- Represented by Kinney & Coffee, at- 

Objection No. 11— 
ne?s.^' ^^"^"e^- Representea by Kinney & Coffee, attor- 

Objection No. 12— 
Co'ifel 'Suez's''- ""• ''^'''''''- R^P^-^^^'^ted by Kinney & 

Objection No. is— 
neys?' ^'''^''^'- Represented by Kinney & Coffee, attor- 

Objection No. 3— 

William Gilmore, Moses Raynton, 
Represented by M. F. Heenan, attorney. 

Objection No. 15— 

Illinois Central Railroad Company 
Jewett (L- Adams, attorneys. 

Objection No. 6— 

O'Malipv^fr^'T^^''*''^^.^.^"^' -^oli"^ O'Malley, Sr., John 

oifeSion No"":?- '"^'"^ ""^ ^- ^- ^«^^'^- ^"o^^^'- 
tome^s.^^"^""^'- ReP'^esented by Kinney & Coffee, at- 



T. W. Lambin, 
Chas. Lanthry, 
Solomon Querbach, 
David Saaes, 
Ernst Brandt, 
Henry Weber, 
George Palilss, 
William Krauss, 
A. C. Lausten, 
Wm. Rodecker, 
August Schultz, 
Philip Eberling, 
John Buehler, 
Chas. Madder. 
John Lippert, 
Elizabeth Nebel, 
Wm. G. Field, 
August Durker, 
Henry Straman, 
George Roblfs, 
Ernst Nodding, 
William Crus, 
Fred. Goeber. 
Erdmon Shoeffe, 
J. P. Weber. 
August Nergan, 
Henry P. Steinhaus, 

E. F. Smith, 
C. H. Plantz, 
Theodo-e Stall, 
Ernst Krueger, 
Julius Meyer, 
Moritz Dunneberg, 
Chas. Markin. 
Wm. Grosskoff, 

F. Wellmann, 
Adam Boetteger, 
Albert Gungblat, 
Henry Staats, 
Wm. Auessen, 
Mary VanHorn. 
Fred Kreuger, 
Chas. Durr, • 
John Dickinson, 
Louis Heiutz, 
Peter Damon, 

L. B. Walden, 
Henry Weber, 
George Rarlfs, 



Abigal C. Stuek. 
Represented by 



Represented by Scoville & Bayley, at- 
Represented by Scoville & Bayle^ 



at- 



Represented by Scoville & Bayley, 



Objection No. 18— 
to?ne/T' ^^''''^- ReP^'^sented by Scoville & Bailey, at- 

Objection No. 19— 
attorneys. ^' ^'^'^^''- Represented by Scoville & Bailey, 

Objection No. 21-= 

John Wentworth. 
torueys. 

Objection No. ...- 

Charles H. Duck, 
torneys. 

Objection No. 22— 

Mathew C. Winslow. 
attorneys. 

Objection No. 23— 

Ob?ection'No''2?i'''^^*'^ ""' ^''^'"'^ '^^^'''^' ^^'omeys. 
atfornlys. ^" R"™^^^' Represented by Scoville & Bayley"? 

Objection No. 26— 
attSn^ys. ^- ^^'^^^^^ Represented by Scoville & Bayley, 

Objection— 

StSs-|en^» 

" O^bjecSS?-'^' ™^- ^- ^^'--' ^"--'? 

att^JneS^''^'''- R^P^^e^^^ted by Tuley, Stiles & Lewis. 

Objection No. 34— 
attorn'lys'!'''^^''" ^^P^^^ented by McDaid, Wilson & Pitcher, 

Objection No. 36— 
Pi'ct?r.^a?toJ5eys. ^^P^'^^^^^^^ ^^ McDaid, Wilson & 

Objection No. 24— 

Objection, No. 31— 
John Davis Helen Davis. 

O^eSfo^l^''^' Stiles &Lewis, attorneys. 



Wm. B. Walker, 
Chas. H. Atkins, 
Samuel Walker. 
E.W. Batchford, 

E. S. Hawley, 

Chas. H. Starkweather, 
David B. Lee, 
J. P. Clarkson, 
J. H. Prentiss, 
Henry L. Pasco, 
Lucy F. Farmers, 
M. L. Marsh, 
Martha 1j. Marsh, 
Electro Shennan, 
Mark K. Peck, 
Clarence I. Peck, 

F. W. Peck. 
Peter Fox, 

F. W. Steinhause, 
Patrick Kehoe, 
Charles Waursche, 
Robert Moore. 
JohnSabrit, 
Catherine Sturtevant, 
William Wayman, 
E. B. McCagg, 
John M. Douglas, 
S. A. Linto, 
Ellen Snood, 
J. D. Peck, 
D. W. Sutherland. 
George C. Walker, 
J. N. Hendricks, 
J. B. Waller, 
Thomas Foster, 
S. S. Davidson, 
J. M. Wilson, 
Howard Goodspeed, 
Thomas Moran. 
A. M. Lancaster, 
J. H. Gage, 



Samuel Gregston, 
H. T. Dickey, 
Julius Wadsworth, 
Wm. H. Bradley, 
Ralph E. Starkweather, 
F. H. Starkweather, 
M. B. Bronson, 
W'illiam Hanlon, 
Henry Vreeland, 
Henry Bennett, 
J. L. Marsh, 
Geo. C. Sherman, 
Francis T. Sherman. 
J. G. Smith, 
Walter L. Peck, 
H. S. Peek, 
Jacob Gross, 
Eliza McGinniss, 
Aug. Steinhouse, 
John B. Filford, 

E. Simons, 
W. Terry, 

James Breckenridge, 
W. H. Holden, 
C. Lamb, 

F. I-I. Kales, 
W. J. Cuiver, 
Dennis Spaulding, 
Heirs of H. Barnum, 
Chicago Academy of Science. 
J. C. Walter, 

A. L. Gait, 
C. Holbrook, 
H. O. McDaid, 
HughB. Ray, 
H. H. Haaff,* 
M. Andrews, 

Hall, 

Charles W. Spear, 
W. R. Page, 
F. E. Bird, 



^^^i^'ov^" ^^^^^*^^^® Eye and Grant Place Methodist Epis 
Ear Infirmary, copal Church, 



] 

CWcagoan. Alton Eallroad CMcago West Dlvisiou Rail- 

Company, . , • g Newberry, 

M. E. Robinson. J^f4\^i Mooney, 

?^^^5;J- Colbj, Mackin, 

•i-?-?.HoTden, B.S.Honore, 

"^ KlprlSTy'McDaid, Wilson & Pitcher, attorneys. 

Objection No. 19— 



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Eustace T. Cooper 
W. T. Johnson, 
E. R. Harnian, 
M, L. Lamb, 
A. C. Prout, 
Arthur W. Briggs, 
Timothy S. Fitche, 
Robert Watson, 
Joseph Neeley. 
Walter Butler, 
S. L. Jones, 
Clara S. Mason, 
Henry S. Monroe, 

D. M. Tucker, 
John Paxon, 
Pearce & Benjamin, 

E. F. Runyan, 
Mary C. A. O'Fmn, 
S. C. Benham, 
Milton Jerome, 
W. S. Weeks, 
James Little, 
Walter N. Woodruff, 
Mrs. R. McCollum, 
Edgar Loomis, 
S. Addreus, 
Dennis Spauldmg, 
Elish ]M. Haines, 
Henry Sweet, 
M. Frank, 

James Otis, 

W. S. Davidson, 

M. A. Frisby, 

E. R. Burbank, 

John L. Kellogg, 

Philip Larman, 

Samuel J. Walker, 

Iscac Livingston, 

Joseph Morris, 

Carol Gaytes, 

W. R. Wells, 

Fernando Jones, 

S. Silvey, 

John D. McLeoid, 

W. A. Ewing, 

Jacob Weil, 

John C. Rounds, 

T. B. Murrey, 

Trustess of Wabash Avenue 

Baptist Church. 



John Traynor, 
O. Jackson, 
Chas. Follansbee, 
D. R. Dyche, 
John D. McLeod, 
John W. Knox. 
Wm. Spreight, 
D. S. Patterson, 
D. R. Brandt, 
F. S. Newrell, 
Harriet Farlin, 
N. B. Rapplye, 
C. J. Bessell, 
Cornelia W. Story, 
Isaac Bradley, . 
T. B. McDohough, 
Ellen S. Runyan, 
S. A. Little, 
Christ Church, 
Helen A. Brandt, 
Caroline D. Hill, 
Henr^- E. Picket, 
John J. O'Reiley, 
Francis Larned, . 
Martin O. Walton, 
S, E- Snoad, 
H. H. Shuieldt, 
John C. Haines, 
M. Lantry, 
Carlile Mason, 
David Kreigh, 
Simeon Mears, 
Thos. A. Brown, 
E. L. Fowler, 
John R. Hoxie, 
H. H. Walker, 
Bernard Engle 
Isaac Marks, 
Kenrv Patwerne. 

G. L. Sharp, 
p D. Hamilton, 

Chas. W. Colehour, 

D. S. Taylor, 

A. L. Prout, 

A. B. Smith, 

George S. Whltaker, 

H. H. Honore, 

Henry Neirm.eir, 

Sidney Kent, 

Andrew Gleason, 



S??lSeS by Edward Roby, attorney. 

Also, 

ThP niiarterlv statement of the Board of Inspectors of the 
OiTv of ^Chicago House of Correction, covering the months 
of October! Novemoer, and December, 1874, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Edutationcoveringalist of school fund property for ap- 
praisal, which Avas a^r.r.r.^. 

Referred to the Committee on School;,. 

The Board of Public Works presented . 

A repoTt and ordinance for the vacation of alleys in lot 2, 
block 14, section 21, which was aHpv^ West 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of alley block 2, 

■'sir,:!'S?'iv,s?&Jofsfrai^a,rinoy.west 

Division. . . , 

The Clork presented the report of the commissioners to 
mike estimate for filling West Harrison street, from Lafiin 

^\^1^cVBrK"mcS'"that the renort be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 



Also, 
The report of commi=-sioners to make estimate for filling 
West Sixteenth street, from Morgan street to Laflm street. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of commissioners to make estimate for filling 
West Eighteenth street, from Throop street to Laflm street. 
\ld McClory moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for fill- 
ing Rebecca street, from Morgan street to Laflm street. 

Aid McClory moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 

filling Henry street, from Laflin street to 500 feet east of 

^^Ald^^Bailermoved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
filling Thirteenth street, from Loomis street to Latlin 
^"^Ald O'Brien moved that the report be approved, and 
that th i order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate tor 
filling West Thirteenth street, from Loomis street to Laflin 

^^ Aid. Bailey moved that the report be approved, and tnat 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
filling Hastings street, from Loomis street to Laflin street. 

Aid. Hildreth move that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

A.ISO, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
filling West Fourteenth street, from Loomis street to Lattm 

Aid' Hildreth moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailea. 

Also. 

The report of commissioners to make estimate for filling 
Lafiin street, from Thirteenth place to Hastings street. 

Aid. McDonald moved that the report be approved, ana 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
filling West Fifteenth street, from Throop street to Laflin 

^* Aid Bailey moved that the report be approved and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate lor 
filling Margaret street, from West Fourteenth street to 

Aid O'Brien moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, . 

The report of commissioners to make estimate tor nlling 
Main street, from Archer avenue to 400 feet south or 

Ald.'^Refdy moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

The report of commissioners to make estimate for filling 
Deering street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street. 

Ald.Reidy moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Also. 

The report of commissioners to make estimate for filling 
Archer avenue, from Beers street to 448 northeast of Beers 
street. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
water service pipes on Archer avenue, from Halsted street 
to the South Branch of Chicago River. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The morion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of August 
Schneider, Assistant City Weigher, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water on the nomi- 
nation of S. M. Moore as Fire Commissioner, laid over and 
published Jan. 18, 1875. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved that the nomination of Mr. S. M. 
Moore be confirmed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the question be postponed un- 
til the first regular meeting in May next. 

Aid. Case demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
was lost by the following vote ; 

J. i/es-— Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey 
O'Brien, White, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Murphy, and 
Sweeney— 12. 

AToes— Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Som- 
mer, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson 
Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schaflner, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 20 

Aid. Reidy moved that the report be recommitted to the 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, White, Eckhardt— 10 

AToes— Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Woodman, Clarke 
of the Tenth Ward. Gundreson, Heath, Waterman, Case 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Schafl- 
ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson. Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 22. 

Question being on the confirmation of Mr. S. M. Moore as 
Fire Commissioner, the ayes and noes were demanded, and 
Mr. S. M. Moore was confirmed as Fire Commissioner bv 
the following vote : 

^1/es— Richardson, Stone of ihe Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath' 
Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher' 
Schaff'ner, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 20 ' 

A^ocs— Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald Bailev 
O'Brien, White, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Murphy, and 
Sweeney— 12. 

Report of Committee on Markets on the ordinance 
amending Chapter 7, R. O., entitled "Coal," laid over and 
published January 18, 1875. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur in the report and refer 
the ordinance to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance on claim of Eva C. Par 
ish for compensation for injuries, laid over and published 
January 18, 1875. 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report and refer the 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

«?^^-'S^^^>'. report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division on ordinance for horse railway on West In- 
diana street, laid over and published Jan. 18, 1875. 

Aid. White moved that the consideration of the ordi- 
nance be postponed until the first meeting in December 
next. 

Aid. Quirk demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote : 
^^ye.s— McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, White, Gunderson 

^u'^o^^TL^I.^.^^^^^o^' Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Bailey, Wood- 
man, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Heath. Waterman, Case 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher' 
bchaffner. Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr' 
President— 25. 



Aid. (iuirk moved that the consideration of the ordinance 
be postponed for two weeks. 

The motion prevailed bv the following vote • 
T:,-4F;'~^i^^^^<^son, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer Cul- 
lerton, McClory, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward 
Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Mahr 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Sweeney, Mr. President— 21 ' 

iVoes— Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, White. Gunderson 
Jickhardt, Stout, Murphy, Dickinson, Jonas— 10 

Minority report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
West Division, relative to laying of horse railway track on 
West Indiana street, laid over and published Jan. 18, 
187o. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the consideration of the re- 
port be postponed for two weeks. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on ordinance 
amending ordinance concerning Chicago and Southern 
Railroad, laid over and published Jan. 18,"1875 

Aid. _ Schaff'ner moved to concur in the report and refer 
the ordinance to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on ordinance repealing the ordinance for vaca- 
tion of an alley from Twenty-sixth to Twentv-ninth street 
between Prairie and Calumet avenues, laid over and pub- 
lished Jan, 18, 1875. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the report be referred to the 
Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads relative to a viaduct 
^* A ii^^«???'^ ^*^^^^' ^■'^^'^ ^^6^ ^'^'^ P^^lished Jan. 18, 1875. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report and pass the 

The motion prevailed by the following vote • 

Ayes—Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, MeClorv. McDonald, 
Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward,' White Gun- 
derson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Rvan 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy. Sweeney 
Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 25. 
^J^^^'Z^^^^.^^'^I^^A?^^'^^ of t^e Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Hildreth, 
Schaffner— 6. ' 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to order the M. and St. Paul, C. D. 

t^'^^J •' .^■' ^- .^"^ ^- *^-' ^- ^- "^^^ ^y- Cos. to commence 
building the viaduct as ordered by the Council April, 1871 
over their track on North Sangamon street 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote • 

^yes--Foley^ Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward. 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Hildreth— 5. 

-yocs-Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cul- 
lerton, McClory, McDonald, Bailev, Woodman, Clark of 
the lenih Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas 
and Mr. President— 27. 

Report of Committee on Schools on communication of 
the Board of Education relative to a school site on the cor- 
ner of Wood and Harrison streets, laid over and pub- 
lished Jan. 18, 1875. 

*^.^^^■ Hildreth moved that the report be referred back to 
the Board of Education. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote • 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Som- 
mer, Cullerton, Hildreth, McDonald, Woodman, White 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Ryan, Eckhardt. 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphv, Sweeney, 
Dickinson, and Jonas— 25. 

^oes— Reidy, McClory, Bailey, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, and Mr. President— 8. 

Majority and minority reports of the joint Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the three Divisions, on ordinance 
amending section 11, chapter 41 of the revised ordinances, 
laid over and published January 18, 1875. 

Aid. Clarke of the Fifth Ward moved to substitute the 
minority report for the majority report. 

Aid. Schaff'ner moved to postpone the subject matter for 
two weeks. 

The motion was lost by the following vote • 
-^.^y^^—'^oley, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Clark of the Tenth Ward 
Waterman, Ryan, Eckhardt, Schaff'ner, Dickinson, and 
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^ Aid' ffildreth moved Ihat the subject matter be post- 

Sfikof the Tenth Ward^Ryau, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 

^^^&tone olihe Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
r.^fprmn SicDonald, White, Heath, Waterman, CampDell, 
case? SeVS Quirk, Leiigacher. Schaffner, Sweeney, 

SS,'Ca?e Cleveland, Schaffner, Dickinson, Jonas. Mr. 

^'fv^'^s^^'l^le^v Reidy, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
D4ald~BS%Wliite, Gunderson, Quirk, Hyan, Eckhardt. 
5i^?.Vit Mahr Leneacher, Murphy, Sweeney-17. 
*^°^m cSlleVtonS^^^^ concur in the majority report 

snmmer Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Heath, Wat- 
ermaT Campril, Case, Cleveland, Schaffner, Dickinson, 

'"am: WoodmTn moved that the subject-matter be placed 

""The^motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Vies-Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
ofthe Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth W/ard i^^l^J^^^"!- 
Sei cullerton Woodman, Clark of the Tenth VVard, 
Hel'h wie man, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Stout Mahr, Sehaft\ier. Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 

^""m^^Yolex. McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, ^Bailey, 
White, Gunderson, Ryan, Eckhardt, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney— ^2- ^.^. , ^, 

Reiwrt of the Committee on Markets, on petition of Cas- 
per BremJild, for appointment as Assistant City Weigher, 
fnifl over and nuVjlished January 18, 18/5. 

Aid Hildreth moved to amend the report by inserting 
ttie vvords, "that a scale be located on the corner of Loomis 
and West Twelfth streets " 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the report, as amended, be 
concurred in. 

Aid. "cullerton^ moved to postpone the subject matter for 

°"rhe motion was lost by the following vote ; 

iyes-Coev, Reidy, Cullerton, McClory. Bailey, Wooa- 
man White; Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 

^^'f'J^lvolcy, Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
lommer Hildreth, McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
rave Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt,. Stout, Leng- 
acher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson. Jonas, 
'and Mr. President— 2'2. 

Aid Hildreth moved that the Council do now proceed to 
the election of Assistant City Weigher. 

The motion prevailed. 

The (Jhair appointed Aids. Schaffner, Coey, and Canip- 

Ijell as J'^^jj'^J'^^-^gii movod to reconsider the vote by which 
the electi(jn of Assistant City Weighers was ordered. 
The motion was lost by the following vote: 
Ayf'-HUnH', of the Fifth Ward, Clarke ot the Fifth Ward. 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White. Heath, Campbell, Case, 

^^^v[jS<\7ley, Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward Reidv. Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald. Bailey, Woo<lman, Waterman, Quirk, Ryan, 
Fckhardt Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney 'Dickinson, Jonas and Mr. President— 2u. 



Aid. Lengacher nominated Casper Brenwald for Assistant 
City Weigher at scales corner of Ogden and Western ave- 

The Council then proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 30 

Casper Brenwald received 19 votes 

Aid. Campbell received 11 votes 

Casper Brenwald having received the majority of votes, 
he was declared duly elected. 

Aid. Hildreth nominated Frank Smith for Assistant City 
Weigher at scales located at the corner of Loomis and 
West Twelfth streets. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the following 
result : 

Whole number of votes cast — 30 

Frank Smith received 29 votes 

Blank 1 vote 

Frank Smith having received^ll the votes cast, he was 
duly elected Assistant City Weigher. 

Aid. Campbell moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the report of the Committee on Schools, relative to the 
purchase of a school site, corner of Wood street and West- 
ern avenue, was 
Referred to the Board of Education. 
Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Coey, Reidv, Bailev, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner. Dickinson, and 
Mr. President— 17. , ,,, ^ 

j^oes— Foley, Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Som- 
mer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Woodman, 
White, Gunderson, Eckhardt, Murphy, and Sweeney— 16. 
Aid. Campbell moved that the consideration of the report 
be made the special order for Monday, Feb. 8, 181^. 
The motion prevailed- 

Report of Committee on Finance on claim of Cox 
Brothers, laid over and published Jan. 18, 1»75. 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report and refer the 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Heath, of the Committee on 
Finance, to whom was referred an ordinance directing the 
Citv Collector to make return of delinquent property, etc., 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth and Bailey demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

Thefollowingis the report: . ■ 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, m Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was reierred an 
ordinance directing the City Collector to return a list of 
the assessments on real estate, special assessments, and 
water rents for the year 1874 remaining due and unpaid, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port that they found said ordinance defective in regard to 
dates, etc.. and therefore would recommend it be placed 
on file and the following amended ordinance passed. 

M. Heath, 

L. SCHAFFNKK, 

R. B. Stone, 
B. Quirk, 
Committee on Finance. 

AN OKDINANCK 

In regard to the return by the City Collector of a list of 
the real estate upon which the taxes assessed or levied by 
authority of the city of Chicago for the year A. D. one 
thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, special assess- 
ment and water rents, remain due and unpaid. 
Be it ordained hy the Common vonncil of the City of Chicago: 

Sec 1. That the City Collector of the city of Chicago 
shall, on or before the 10th day of March, A. D. 1875, re- 
turn to the Treasurer of Cook County, Illinois, as the 
County Collector of such county, a list of the real 
estate on which the municipal taxes, levied or assessed by 
authority of said city for the year A. D. 1874, shall remain 
unpaid at the time of such return, together with the 
amount of the municipal taxes assessed and levied there- 
on, as shown by the rolls or warrants for the collection of 
such taxes in his hands. 

Sec. 2. That said City Collector shall return to the said 
County Treasurer, as the county collector of said county, at 
the same time that he makes the return provided for in 
section one hereof, the amount of any tax assessed or due 
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year A. D. 187 J, and remaining unpaid for any cause what- 
ever, together with a list of the real estate upon which the 
same shall have been levied. 

Sec. 3. That said City Collector shall return to said 
County Treasurer, as such County Collector, at the time he 
makes the_ return provided for in section one hereof, the 
amount or any water assessment levied under the pro- 
visions of the city charter upon any real estate in said citv, 
and remaining due and unpaid, together with a descrip- 
tion of the real estate upon Avhich the same was respect- 
ively levied or assessed. 

Sec. 4. That said City Collector shall return 
to said County Treasurer, as such Collector, at 
the .^same time that he makes his return 
provided for in section 1 hereof, the several amounts of 
special taxes and special assessments levied upon lots and 
real estate m said city, the warrants for the collection of 
which shall have been in his hands prior to January 31. A. 
D. lS7o, and on which he shall have been unable to collect 
said taxes and special assessments remaining due and un- 
paid according to the provisions of the act of April 15. 1873 
governing the assessment of property and the levy and col- 
lection of taxes in incorporated cities in this State, to- 
gether with a description of the real estate upon which the 
same was respectively levied or assessed. 

Sec. 5. That said County Treasurer, as such County Col- 
lector be. and he is hereby, required and directed to apply 
for judgment to the County Court of Cook County, Illinois. 



at the next May term thereof, against the delinquent real 
estate so returned to him for the amount of the said taxes, 
special assessments and water assessments returned to him 
under this ordinance. 

Sec. (5. That the County Treasurer, as such County Col- 
lector, shall, on the twenty-eighth (28th) day of June, A. 
D. 1875, expose to public sale, and sell, at the building 
where the County Court may be held, in Cook County, 
State of Illinois, all the lands, lots, and pieces of property 
for the sale of which an order shall be made by the said 
County Court, on said applicaiion, for the amount of 
taxes, special assessments, water assessments, interest and 
costs due thereon, 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foley moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^ yes— Foley, Richardson, Coev, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward 
R<iidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson 
Heath, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, and Mr. Pres- 
ident— 28- 

iVoes— Bailey, Waterman, Campbell, Eckhardt— 4. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

City Clerk, 



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Oflacial Report. 



Preseyit— Aid. Foley. Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Soramer, 
Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Rvan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. 
Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Md. Fitzgerald. Spaulding, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Lengacher, and Lynch. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Feb. 1, 1875, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
ing bids for city property advertised for sale. 

Aid. Woodward moved that the communication be pub- 
lished and leferred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 

City Comptroller's Office, ) 
_ , Chicago. Feb. 8, 1875. J 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : 

In accordance with a resolution of your honorable body 
passed Jan. 25, 1875, I have advertised for sale the several 
pieces of real estate described therein, and herewith sub- 
mit such bids as have been received therefor : 
Huron street (near North Clark street), 50x109 feet— 
Nic Kuhnen, 211 North Clark street, $76 per front 

foot. . §3 800 

Henry McGurren, 885 per front foot 4,250 

North LaSalle street, a small triangular tract between 
Eugnie, North LaSalle and North Clark streets- 
John W. Hooper, Lake View 300 

Henry McGurren 1 005 

Otto F. Bluhm "..'■ I'ogo 

Jacob Weil, 144 and 146 Dearborn street .".'.'.'." 1^200 

Chicago avenue, southwest corner Sedgwick street 
(old reservoir lot)— Jacob Weil 10 OOO 



West Erie street, near Milwaukee avene— J. Solhn, 
153 Milwaukee avenue, "with improvements 
thereon" i,600 

Washington street, northeast corner Franklin street 
—Jacob Weil 4,000 

Thirty-third street, a tract of laud between Thirtv- 
third and Thirty-fifth streets and Wentworth ave- 
nue and railroad tracks— E. N. Fay, 90 Washington 

street 24,250 

(34 down, balance 1, 2, and 3 years, 8 per cent, interest.) 

Henry M. Sherwood {% cash, balance 1, 2, and 3 
years, 6 per cent, interest— if accepted on or before 
the 10th day of March next) 29,000 

Wing & Farlin, 85 East Washington street—^ cash, 
balance 1, 2. and 3 years.atSpercent.interest; open 
until 23d Inst 30,425 

William Garnett, 153 Monroe street 31,900 

L. H. Pierce, a tract of land 66 feet, on Thirty-third 
street 7,500 

Respectfully submitted. S. S. Hayes, 

Comptroller. 

The Clerk presented a communication from Henrv Helm- 
holz, corner Kinzie and Cass streets, offering to pav for the 
lot known as the Long John Eneiue House lot, situated on 
LaSalle street, $52,800. 

For the piece of property lying south of Eugenie street, 
north of North avenue, east of North LaSalle street, and 
west of North Clark street, $50,000. 

For the lot on Huron street, near North Clark street, 
being 50 feet on Huron street, commonly known as the Old 
Huron Street Police Station, $3,750. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to tne Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from Paul Kleiner, 
offering to pay $1,240 for the triangular piece of land, being 
24 feet on Eugenie street, running north to a point at the 
intersection of North Clark with North LaSalle streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

The City Comptroller presented a statemeiit of the re- 
ceipts and expenditures of the city of Chicago for the month 
of January, 1875, which was 

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The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Health, informing the Common Council of the existeuce of 
sinall-pox in the County House at Jefferson, which was 
Referred to the Committee on County Relations. 
The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for curbing and paving gutters and graveling Mich- 
igan Ivenue from Thirtieth street to Douglas avenue 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clarke of the 
Fifth ^Vard. the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed dv ayes and noes as follows: 

4i/e^-Ald. Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, 
\IcClorv, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, ^\oodnlau Clark 01 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath. Campbell, 
Case Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr. Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney. Dickinson, and Mr. President-27. 
.Voes-^Xone. 

Also, 
\ report and ordinance repealing ordinance for widening 
and opening alley from Twenty-sixth street to Twenty- 
ninth street, between Prairie and. Calumet avenues 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion ot Aid. Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, the ordinance was put upon its passage, and 
passed bv aves and noes as follows : 

^yes-Richardson. Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, McClory. 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell. Case, Cleve- 
land Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 27. 

JVoes— None. ^ . , 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Ordinance repealing an ordinance for widening and 
opening the allev from Twenty-sixth street to Twenty- 
ninth street, between Prairie avenue and Calumet avenue. 
Be it oraaiiied by the Common Council of the citv of Chi- 

SECTioNl That the ordinance entitled "An ordinance 
for the widening and opening of alley from Twentv-sixth 
street to Twentv-ninth, between Prairie avenue and (.alu- 
met avenue, passed July 13, A. D. 1874, be. and the same is 

^Is^EC.^'i^ThS^ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Bv unanimous consent. Aid. Schaffner presented a peti- 
tion of propertv-owners, asking that the grade be estab- 
lished in the territory bounded north by Schiller street, 
east by the lake shore drive, west by State street, and south 
bv Division street, and an accompanying order directing 
the Board of Public Works to comply with the wishes ot 
the propertv-owners presenting said petition. 

Aid Schaffner moved that the petition be referred to 
the Board of Public Works, and the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. . . , 

Aid. Schaffner presented a petition of property-owners 
a'^kinii for the grading and tilling of Astor street, from 
Divi'^ion street to Schiller street, and an accompanying 
order directing the Board of Public Works to comply with 
the wishes of the petitioners. ■, , ,v, 

A.ld Schaffner moved that the petition be referred to the 
Board of Public Works and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Finance on petition of G. S. 
Whiiaker for compensation for loss of norse, laid over and 
published Jan. 25, 1875. , ^ ^ c *^^ 

Aid. Heath moved to concur m the report and refer the 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. .,. , • c- 

Report of the Committee on Finance on the claim of Miss 
Francis E. Johnson, laid over and published January 2.5, 
1875. 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. Aid. Richardson objecting. 

Report of the Committee on Schools on communication 
for school site on n. e. corner Wood and Harrison streets, 
laid over and published Jan. IS. 1875. . . ,, 

Aid Hildreth moved to refer the report back to the 
Board of Education, with instructions to readvertise for a 
lot in that vicinity. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^?yies— Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the J^ourth 
Ward' Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory' Hildreth, McDonald, Woodman, Clarke of the Tenth 
Ward White, Gunderson, Heath, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, 



Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson. Jonas 

°i^oes— Bailey, O'Brien, Campbell, Quirk, Eckhardt, Stout, 
and Mr. President— 7. 

Communication from the City Comptroller giving state- 
ment of the names of lessees of school property, laid over 
and published Jan. 25, 1875, was ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

Report of Committee on Police on order enforcing the 
ordinance compelling the clearing of snow and ice from 
the sidewalks, laid over and published Jan. 25, 1875. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The police patrolmen of this city have of late 
years neglected to enforce the ordinance in regard to the 
removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks ; and 

Whereas, Many accidents have occurred from such neg- 
lect, for which the city has had to pay large amounts of 
monev; 

Therefore be it ^ .^ ^ 

Ordered, That the Board of Police be, and they are here- 
by, directed to issue an order to the police force of the. city 
to strictlv enforce section 14 of chapter 49 of Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1873. entitled sidewalks. 

Communication from the City Comptroller covering a 
list of names of delinquent tax-payers, laid over and pub- 
lished February 1. 1875. 

Aid. Case moved that the communication be placed on 
file. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on ordinance to 
amend sec. 7 of R. O., entitled "Coal," laid over and pub- 
lished Jan. 25, 1875. , . ^ 

Aid. White moved that the report be laid over one 
week. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on 
opening or extending Fifth avenue, from Tajior street to 
Twelfth street, tabled temporarily. Jan. 11. 187o. 

Aid. Warren moved to recommit to Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, S. D. 
The motion prevailed. . 

Report of the Committee on Finance on an ordinance 
relative to the return of delinquent and unpaid taxes, laid 
over and published Feb. 1, 1875. 

lid. Hildreth moved to amend section lof the ordinance 
bv striking out the word "March" and inserting the word 
"May" in lieu thereof. , ^ _ 

To" amend section four of the ordinance by striking out 
the word "January," and inserting the word "March m 
lieu thereof. , , ^ ., . 

To amend section five of the ordinance by striking out 
the word "May," ano inserting the word "July" m lieu 
thereof. , , ,. 

And to amend section six of the ordinance 
by striking out the words " twenty-eighth (28th) day of 
June" and inserting the words "thirtieth (3Uth) day of 
August" in lieu thereof. 
Tne amendments prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 
Ayes— Yo\Q\, Warren, Coey, Clarke of the Fifth W ard. 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, O Brieu, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White. Gunderson, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney. 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 24. 

iS^oes— Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward. Bailey, 
W'oodman, Heath. Case, Quirk, Ryan, Schaffner— 9. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance as amended be waived. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows (the 
charter requiring thirty votes in the affirmative) : 

.4(/es— Foley, Warren, Cullerton. McClory, Hildreth. 
Bailev, O'Brien. Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun- 
derson, Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Murphv, Sweenev, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 22. 

iV^oes- Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, McDonald, Woodman. 
Heath, Case, Quirk, and Schaffner— 11. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to refer the ordinance as amended 
to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on communication rela- 
tive to giving certain school land in section 7. 1 own of 
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^j^^l<i-^ Cleveland moved to concur in the report and adopt 

The motion prevailed by aves and noes as follows • 
17 ^ftl.^°^5^V,^^^^^^.^lo"' '^^'arren, Coev, Stone 'of the 
ArpPiSJ^wMH^^?,^^^.?^T^^^^^i^^.^X^^^ Sommer, Cullerton, 
?iS^?'ti^'l'^''''lK \.^^''?'','J.'l^?' ^^^^e-^'' O'Brien. Woodman 
Uark ot the Tenth \\ard. White, Gunderson, Heath, Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr, 
Schaffner, Murphj, Sweeney, Lynch. Dickinson. Jonas 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 34. «'"iias, 

Xoes — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted- 

A\HEREAS. The Board of Education of the citv of Chicago 
at a regular meeting held Dec. 29, 1S74, adopted a report of 
the Committee on Scnool Fund Property of said board that 
.nm^S aS"? ' '".K^'^H^ ""^ *^'^ ^O'"^^^ ^i"^ «f the northeast 
mw,7nft^!l' *°)}thAvest quarter {}i) of section (7) in the 
to\\ n of Lake \ lew, belonging to the school fund, be dedi- 
cated tor road purposes, nrovided the school fund 
f^.°!^ir. "°* ^?. ^'*^i^ ^°^ ^"^^ assessment for damages 
toropemngsaidroad orat any expense for the remolal 
^J.f^S,"fK"°^^'^" the north line of said tract ; and also 
provided that ownei-s of property on the north should also 
dedicate an equal quantity of land for said road: now, 
tnereiore, be it 

T-^t^'^il^^^' ^y-^I^^ ^'^T^'^i^on Council of the City of Chicago, 
That the said proposed . dedication of two r6ds 
ti^o J^^A ^^^^ . ^o&vi\ of Education, and 
Jf\^^. -^^ proposed dedication of two rods in 
,^Hc K i°l™ediately north of the former mentioned two 
\l^. I ^^^°1^"®^! thereor, be, and the same is hereby, ac- 
cepted, and that the school fund shall not be assessed for 
damages for the opening of said road, or at any expense 

to thppftvn)'ph'^^ '^'"^ ^^^''^= ^^^^° liability is to attach 
10 the citj of Chicago on account of said proposed road or 
Tfn^r/n?^°H,^ dedication Until such times as the said 
7>?f ?i Education shall, by resolution or otherwise, and 
the said owners shall, by a sufficient instrument or instiu- 
mentsin writing, dedicate the said premises absolutely to 
said city tor said puipose. 

ENGROSSED ORDERS, ORDINANCES, AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Jl^? Clerk presented an engrossed order authorizing pav- 
jS?fes "^ -^^"'^ ^""^ compensation for in- 

Ald. Heath moved that the order be passed 

ihe motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^?/e.s— i oley, Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward 
?TSpth*n'^p^-^'^\^. ^\^"^' Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv] 
wh?tf ^^^ O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward 
Uhite, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, Case Cleveland 

?wPPn'.^'n"\?''^'^^^?'' ^*"^t' ^^^^' Schaffher"^ Mu pS?; 
Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 29 

.\oes— Kichardson, McDonald, Bailey, Corcoran— 4. 

The following is the order as nassed: 

Ordered, That the Comptrolle'r be, and he is herebv au- 
thorized to pay to Eva C. and Jos. Parish the sum of one 
^^I'rS'^'f.^H^"^ fifty dollars, taking their receipt for thil 
sum, said receipt to be made out a.s the full amount of 

Eva C a^nd .Jo?''plrish ^ ''''^'' ^""^ ^ ^^ "'' ''^""^^ ^" ^""^^ 

Also, 
Cot'srof ''^''''^ ''^^^'' authorizing the payment of claim to 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Fi'/tf u?H^'' «^°°^ °*' the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the 
iriith Ward teommer. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth 

n^^?^'l^l.?^^'}^''h''^^"lf''''^. ^■^^'^' White, Gunderso! 
?tnnf 'ArX^'l^^h^^'^- ^lev^l^"cl' Quirk, Byan, Eckhardt 

SVa^i\t;d'??r^?SenVi^£'^'' '"^^"^^' ^^^^^"^""' 
0'B?ij7^Jonas-^^^'^^^^'^^"' ^^^'^^^"^ McDonald, Bailey, 

The following is the order as passed : 
th^riJjn'l' Ttiat the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
^.ITr? ^^^l^"" ^i^^^v^. Cox Bros, the sum of $1,. 828.50, to 
be paid out of the water fund. v , ^ ^, 

Also, 
.Afnllf^'i^iZ^^t^^t^'^'''''''^ chap. 7 of the revised 
be^pitSSone"?Je'k! ^^^*^""-^«-tion of the ordir.ance 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
w4^ xS^venu^^^"^"^^ authorizing a horse railway on 



A.d. Ryan moved that the ordinance be passed. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows- 
■x:^ '^?ClP^^I^ Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the 

MrCW^ r.^-',?^^\SP ^^^*^" ™:^. ^^'^^d' Sommer Cullerton? 
McClory, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward 
g!?5l?^^T^^ Heath, Campbell, Case, Cleveland; QuSi 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy 
Sweeney, DicKinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 

-^ff T^^^^i^^th, O'Brien, McDonald, and White-4 
*u •^. ^^"'^^^ moved to reconsider the vote bv which 
the ordinance authorizing a horse railwav on West North 
avenue was declared passed, for the reasoii that the Clerk 
had made an error in taking the vote. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the consideration of the ordi- 
nance be made the special order for Monday, Feb. 15, 1875, 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows- 
v-o'lltf^w ^^J' ^^ichardson. Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
tn^.'''^?^.r^^''^' ^'^'/f ^ °J the Fifth \Vard, Sommer, Culler- 
Ten tffwJr^'w^- 1^'^^^^' ?^^^^^' Woodman, Clark of the 
r^f?l^ ^^^*^' ^*^'^^' Gunderson. Heath, Case, Cleveland, 
Swi'J"'.^^'''!?-' ??^^^''^*r^tout, Mahr, Schatfner, Murphy 
|weeney, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 

iVoes— McDonald, O'Brien, and Campbell— 3. 
Also, 

An engrossed ordinance amending the ordinance relative 
to the Chicago and Southern Railwav Company 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance be referred to 

?i^°^°^^ttee on Streets and Alleys, West Division 
, :^i«-,Cullerton moved that the ordinance be recommit- 
ted to the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote- 
^'(/es-Foley, Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, Cullerton. McClory; 
^'^"^Pw- }^''^P'^^^^^ O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward White, Gunderson, Heath. Campbell, Case 
Clevelana Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr, Schaft^ 
ner. Murphy Sweeney, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
ivir. "resident — ol. 

jVogs— Richardson— 1 . 

Also, 

An engrossed order directing the payment of $500 to Mar- 
garet Callaghan for injuries sustained. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the order be recommitted to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

+i,'^xT^".?.^'?^^?^ ^^^^^ authorizing the payment of $505 to 
the North Chicago Rolling Mill Co. ^> o^.^ 

Aid. Quirk mov^d that the order be recommitted to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Richardson, of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the official bond of 
August Schneider. Assistant City Weigher, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the bond be approved. 

Aid. Richardson moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of the same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Public Works relative to the 
Fullerton avenue Conduit, submitted a report thereon 

Ala. Richardson moved that the report be laid over 
ana published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the citv of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 5", "IV-UXU 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
conimunication from the Board of Public Works relative 
to the contract of Norris & Co. for the construction of the 
bullerton avenue conduit; aiso the opinion of the Corpo- 
ration Counsel relative thereto; also a resolution on 
the same suDject presented bv Aid. Woodman to the 
Council Jan. 4, 1875, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report that your committee, in confer- 
ence w-ith the Mayor andComptroJler. have considered the 
same, have called before them the contractors and sought 
information by affidavits and by the testimony of wit- 



The contractors claim that they are entitled to an extra 
allowance for doing the back fillins, and also for an alleged 
increase of expense for the work already done, growing out 



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^'!^f::Z^?A?Z o'ffSt '=?uSe. the work and .aive 
aUclim forXmageitthe city will simpl,- make tHem 

>^■^?„'^/?LSSSt^e^e'^/t?;'a^"uTS^^ilerS%f,thentatte^ 
m mnferenc? wfth the Mavor and Comptroller, are of 

ifSn 'rS"ri1i rheTai^-kni^fon^'^ 

Just and reasonable basis, and that the remainder of- the 

"•".!?n?c'SmtS recommend the adoption of the follow 

''VetnSTU the contract of --^orri. & Co for the con^ 
str notion of the Fullerton avenue conduit and tne aiie^ea 
liabmtv of the citv growing out of the same, with all he 
ISvitsJelati'" thereto, he referred to the Comptroller of 
tSily for setll^^ment, With i"«txuctions loathe proceed 

[Ft^htL^i'crorsrfSrte^r;^, sola's tXSi^ 

mat regaru ^^ ^^ Waterman, 

L. SCHAFFNER, 
E. L. CULLERTON, 

Committee on Judiciary. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Cleveland, of the Committee 
on Sehoo"s to whom was referred the appointment of \A . 
J EngiSl'asamemberof the Board of Education, suh- 

'^^Ald'^SrandcImpbell demanded that the report be 
lairt over arid published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mavor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in Com- 
?o^?omSlt^ero"1chools, to whom was referred ^he 
RT^nointment of W. J. English as a memb er of the Board ot 
SucSn vice James Goggin. resigned hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report that your committee recommend that the appoint- 
ment of W. J. English be confirmed. 

S. E. Cleveland, 
C. H. Case, 
Thos. C. Clarke, 
Phillip Keidy, 
Committee on Schools. 

petitions, communications, and ordinances. 

The Clerk presented a petition from S. McKichan for the 
nassaee of an ordinance authorizing the Fort Wayne Rail- 
road Com pam to lay a track on Stewart avenue, between 
Wright and Fifteenth streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Bailey presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lamp -posts on 
Sm street, between Center avenue and Loomis street, 
which was ^ t • i,* 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Petition of property-owners for the opening of Seymour 

"^^Re Vi^red to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid Dickinson presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for grading, curbing 
and paving Oak street, from the east line of Dearborn street 
to the lake shore drive, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Dickinson presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for grading, curbing, 
and paving Rush street, from the north hue 01 Chicago 
a?enSe to its intersection with State street, and moved its 

passage. . 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jonas presented an ordlnancedirecting the Board of 
Pnhlk. Works to prepare an ordinance for curbing, hllmg, 

^ndpavK^^^ ^^^"^ ^^« "^"^ '° '^^^^°° 

avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White presented an ordinance authoriaiug the 



Consumers' Gas Light and Coke Company to laj pipes, 
etc in streets of the city of Chicago, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid Clark of the Tenth Ward presented an ordinance 
amending section 1 of chapter 34 of the revised ordinances 
of 1873. eri'titled "Petroleum and other Dangerous Liquids, 

which was ^ t ■ -u* 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution for a fire-alarm box 
corner of Twenty-filth and Butler streets, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare plans and specifications for a Ma- 
duct on Blue Island avenue at crossing of C, B. and y. k. 
R., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. stout presented an order directing the C , R-.^- and 
P. R. R. to comply with the provisions ot an ordinance 
passed Jan. 7, 1856, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution for a fire-alarm box 
corner Twenty-fourth street and Portland avenue, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of residents on North avenue for gas pipes was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

\ld. Sweeney presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to order the Chicago Gas l^ig^it and Coke 
Company to lay gas pipes on Wesson street tro^a Chicago 
avenue to Division street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

\ld Sommer presented a resolution for a fire-alarm b9x 
comer Twenty-eighth and Hanover streets, and moved us 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

\ld Jonas presented the draft of an ordinance repealing 
an oMiuanc^ for pSving Huron street, from State street to 

^'■^e'^frTto\^l^ol^S.eon Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Sommer presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for filling Purple 
Seet? from Archer avenue to Nineteenth street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Casper Bren- 
wald. Assistant City Weigher, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of property-owners for repeal of ordinance for 
paving Huron street was ^ , n „ m -n 

^ Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid Jonas presented a resolution concerning lack of 
school accommodation in the North Division, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Petition of B. Loreless for appointment as City Weigher 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

\ld Cullerton presented an order relative to the removal 
oft shanty from the center of Caaiaiport avenue and 
Eighteenth street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Cullerton presented an order relative io, the im- 
provement of SiRer avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Blue Island avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Airi Bailev presented an order for a fire alarm box on 
tht nor?hweltSer of Twelfth street and Centre avenue, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of John Norman for compensation for horse, 

^^ Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Airi milerton presented an order directing the Corpora- 
tion CouSeYrfurnish the Council at its next regular meet- 



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iiig with his opinion in writing as to the defects of the ex- 
isting ordinance relative to the appraisement of school 
lands, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sweeney presented an order for lamp posts on Bre- 
mer street, trom Hobbie street to Division street, and moved 
Its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 



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fir?t^S!waf ^^^'"'' laying a railroad track on Thirty- 
Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Tlo"i?^\^^^'^*^V moved that the Council do now adjourn 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned. 
JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

City Clerk. 



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vJ^.''^^-^^^^^}^- ^^^^^^^^^^' Warren, Coey, Stone of thp 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward riarirp ni l^t 

Mahr Leugacher, bchaffner, Murphy SwSvbiok^i 
son, Jonas, and Mr. President oweeney, iJickm- 

Cofco?anT^^^- ^^^'''' ^itzgeraid. Spalding, Lynch, and 

MINUTES. 

^"'s fri ts^iti a^r/. %&^iz 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller submitted a communication cover- 

iafe%unn?l,';^Sch^is''^''"^""'"^^"'^^"«^-^d«-- -^ ^^- 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for opening or extending Logan street from^-f« ZT.' 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys. sD- 
A.IS0. 

nrffn,^ ''"'™''"* consent, on motion ot Aid sS the 
w(fSro??S"#«r.Ta?a,^Se'r.le°V?4'^ff^^ 

iVoe#— None. 



port'jwSwar'^"'^'*^'^''^^^^^"*^ ^ ^^^rterly re- 
Referred to the Committee on Gaslights. 
The Board of Education presented a communicatinTi nmr 
ering an order passed by said ooard relS ?i the^nT' 
chase oi a school site on Arlington street, which was ^ 
Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
Also, 
tn'"L^??i^J^°^?^^i^^ relative to a proposition of Orian Ya^Pr 
T^rl^yS^sSelt V&l'^T^''' ^^^^^ '' WaffiS 
Referred to the Committee on Schools 

Laid over and published. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the c^fyof Chfcago 'in^Com 
mon Council assembled. ^^icago, m com- 

Gentlemen; The undersigned members nt x,^-,,^ n 
mittee on Public Buildings thrB^ard of plKifXP"?^' 
and the Committee on Public BSwSgs of tteC^n?t'v 
Commissioners of Cook County, met in accOTdannP^^h ^ 
joint resolution adopted bv your honorablP hoH^ o^^^l^ 
County Commissioners of "Cook Conn tvfnt tv, ^ ^^^ *^^ 

square and respectfully submit the following * ^""^'^ 

any action heretofore taken in regard to thp oK? * 
architects the adoption of plaiL.^ or th^ '3|sig4^^^^^^^ 
materials to be used in the construction S the Sw 

2. We are unanimously of the opinion that thp mf^^„„^ 
county can commence the erection of the Citv Hal^ and 
ab-^p'«?pp^'^ ^ i?"^''- ^"^ prosecute the same with reison 

ce|-d«o%"t^w^o'SS 

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above the foundation, should be let separately in the win- 
ter season, sotnat the contractors may proceed in the early 
spring and complete their respective allotments by the first 
of December. The first year's work should comprise the 
foundation to grade line, or not exceed the basement story 
of walls. The second year's work should be defined and 
contracted for after the completion and acceptance of the 
first. In this manner the process of building might be 
temporarilv suspended, if public policy required, at the 
end of anv' vear. An additional reason why contracts 
should be'let separatelv and by the year is. that no con- 
tractor would undertake a job extending over five years 
without calculating for a large advance in labor 
and material above present prices, to secure 
him against contingencies; moreover, it would be difficult, 
if not impossible, to obtain a contractor's bond for five 
years, if the entire contract were let at once, which would 
nrotect the city and county if the contractor failed. 
" 4. The citvhas a building fund of over 8600,000 left of 
the canal funds received from tne State. The county has 
about the same amount of unsold issued bonds for public 
buildings. The aggregate of these will be sufficient for 
carrying on the work for the first two years. The county 
owns unproductive real estate, which may be disposed of 
during the next two years, and the proceeds placed to the 
credit of the building fund. The city is also in possession 
of real estate which may be similarlv disposed of. The 
amounts to be realized by these respective 'sales will prob- 
ablv be sufficient to complete the building without any 
assessment whatever upon the tax-payers. 

Should this mode of letting, prosecuting, and paying 
for the work meet the favorable consideration 
of your honorable body, and the County Commissioners of 
Cook Countv, we recommend that immediate action be 
taken to secure the beginning of building operations in the 
spring. 

David Coy, 
l. schaffnkr, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
R. Stone, 
Committee on Public Buildings. 
J. H. Clough, 
K. G. Schmidt, 
Theodor Guenther, 

W. R. BURDIGK, 

Committee on Public Buildings of Board of County CDm- 
sioners. 

R. Prindiville, 
J. K. Thompson, 
Louis Wahl, 
Board of Public Works. 

petitions, communications, and ordinances. 

Petition of citizens asking that Lowell Moody be ap- 
pointed a City Weigher, was 
Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Schaffner presented a preamble and resolutions con- 
cerning the establishing of city courts, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Whereas, a bill has been introduced in the Legislature 
of this State providing for the creation of a court in cities 
having over two hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants 
(applying onlv to the city of Chicago), with numerous 
judges and other officers, and which, if passed, will involve 
this city in an expenditure for salaries, room rents, jury 
fees, and stationery of at least one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars annually ; and 

Whereas, The finances of this city are still m a condi- 
tion that requires the strictest economy in every depart- 
ment: therefore, belt . , 

Remlred, That the members of the Legislature m general 
and the members of Cook County in particular be earnest- 
ly requested to oppose the passage of said bill. 

Ref<olvfd, That the City Clerk be instructed to send to the 
Speakers of the Senate and House of Representatives, re- 
spectively, a copy of these resolutions, with the request 
that they present the same to the respective bodies of which 
they are the presiding officers. 

Aid. Warren yjresented fcii ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for paving Marble place 

Aid. Warren moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 
Awes— Richardson, Wavren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, CuUerton, McClory, 



Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Guaderson, Heath, Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Lengacher, and Mr. President— 34. 

iVoes— None. 

Aid. Warren moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for paving Marble place, from 

Clark street to Dearborn street. 
Be it ordained by the Common uouncil of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " An ordinance 
for paving Marble place, from Clark street to Dearborn 
street," passed by the Common Council of said city Sept. 
28, 1874, and approved by the Mayor of said city Sept. 
30, 1874, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a remonstrance of property- 
owners against granting the right to lay a railroad track on 
Stewart avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution in relation to the 
widening of West Twelfth street, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The citizens of Chicago have been recently 
alarmed by a large fire in the southwest portion of the city ; 
and 

Whereas. There is much need of some protection in that 
locality ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Special Legislation be 
requested to meet with the West Town Park Commission- 
ers, and adopt some measure by which West Twelfth street 
may be widened. 

Aid. Gunderson presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to lay water pipe on Jefferson street, be- 
tween Fulton and Randolph streets, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order relative to indemnify- 
ing persons for destruction of property by officers of the 
city in case of fire, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Special Committee on Legislation be 
requested to prepare a bill to indemnify any person or 
persons for the destruction of any property by the officers, of 
the city in case of confiagration. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of Sixteenth street, between Halsted and Union 
streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order relative to the opening 
of Henry street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Cleveland presented an ordinance repealing chap- 
ter 45 of the Revised Ordinances of 1873, entitled " School 
lands," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Petition of property -owners for a viaduct on Blue Island 
avenue, near Sixteenth street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for a viaduct on 
Blue Island avenue, at or near Sixteenth street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication of C. H. Baker, agent of the Globe 
Street Light Company, offering to light streets m the City 
of Chicago where gas mains have not been laid, was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Coey presented an order for a fire alarm telegraph 
box at the corner of Taylor and Sherman streets, and 
moved its passage. 
» iThe motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Police and Fire Commissioners be 
directed to place a fire alarm box at the corner of Taylor 
and Sherman streets. 

Aid. White presented an ordinance relativ to horse 



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railway on Lake street, Milwaukee avenue and West 
Indiana street, which was 

Referred to Coniniittee on Railroads. 

Aid McDonald presented an order relative to the con- 
struction of a naduct on Blue Island avenue at the inter- 
section of Sixteenth street, and moved its passage 

The motion prevailed. ' 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, Actual necessity exists for the safetv of life 
and property that a viaduct should be built on Blue Island 
avenue at the intersection of Sixteenth street, therefore be 

Ord^-ed, That the Board of Public Works confer with 
the officers of the C, B. and Q. and Northwestern Rail- 
roads in relation to building said viaduct, and report their 
answer in writing to the Common Ceuncil at its next regu- 
lar meeting. ^^ ^ ^ eg u 

Aid. Stout presented a resolution ordering the eitv of- 
fices tp be closed on Monday. Feb. 22, 1875, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, It has been customary for the various depart- 
ments of the city government to close in commemoration 
of the birthday of the father of his country ; and 

^^ HEREAS, The banks and other places of business have 
^reed to close, and do no business on that day; therefore, 

Eesoh'ed, by the Common Council of the City of Chicago, 
That the heads of the various departments of the city gov- 
ernment be, and are hereby, requested to cause their offices 
to be closed on that day. 

Aid. Jonas presentea preambles and resolution relative 
to the construction of viaducts across railroad tracks, and 
moved their adoption. . «."vi 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUowing are the preambles and resolution as 

WHEREAS, Very many of our most important public 
streets are obstructed by the various railroads, rendering 
the crossings both dangerous and uncertain, and 

Whereas Their franchise having been granted with the 
express understanding that the interests of the public as 
well as private individuals, should be protected, and 

WHEREAS, Various schemes have been resorted to and 
numerous ordinances passed, such as bell-towers, watch- 

^.l",' "^li- ^^} "^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ *^ ^^11 short of the object de- 
sired ; therefore, be it j ^ 

Besolced, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed to enforce all laws and ordinances re- ' 
quiring the various railroad companies to construct via- 
ducts on all the principal streets, and that said viaducts 
be commenced without further delay. 

Petition of property-owners for opening Seymour street. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid Hildreth presented an order for a fire-alarm tele- 
graph box on the corner of O'Brien and Union streets, and 
j moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Fire Commissioners be directed to 
St ts* °re-a^arm box on the corner of O'Brien and Union 

Petition of J. A. Boye for compensation for damages done 
Sidge wa?^'^ property by accident at Madison street 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reidy presented an order for a sidewalk on the 
west side of Ashlana avenue, trom Homer street to Egan 
avenue, and moved its passage. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 

^fltinVni?!^^^^^^!,^*^^ ^'i 9^^^"^lati^e to the quality of 
gas furnished, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The folJowing is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Gas Inspector be and he is herebv 
?nTafeV?hp'P°'' '"^ this CouLil, at its next regufar mS 
^fJll\ *^^ f-assage of this order, whether or not the 
tod and quality of gas furnished to the city by either of 
the gas companies is of the kind or quality agreed to be 
SSwW^if^"' t^^T.^^^^^^l contracts, LTIfsoto re' 
K Jnfp.' ^/i^?L^''°^?V^°' ^^^^ ^^^^ committed by said 

Ald^ B«fi^,. either of them m respect to said contracts. 
P.ihK;TA^^^^^ '"'^^^^"^^^^^o^^e^ directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lamp-posts on 



Kissam street, between Center avenue and Loomis street 
and moved its passage. >• cci. 

The motion prevailed. 

nfW^i\-^l^?°"i*^^^ presented an order directing the Board 
^nrffc*."" ^^^""""^ fire-alarm box on the corner of Loomis 
ana Hastings streets, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

fhtnA,^//^^P''^^?"^^'^.*P^^'^"^^l® ^°<^ resolution directing 
M^ .^^^""P*™"^^ *^. advertise for a lot in the vicinity of 
North avenue and Leavitt street, and moved its adop- 

The motion prevailed. 

WHEREAS, The Common Council, in the annual appro- 
priation of 1874,. did appropriate $2,000 for the 5u?chaTSf 
street sS'ln^^nVp^^,Ji'H^^'^^^^" North avenue Ld Leivitt 
on an'engfne house: ^°' *^^ ^^'^^'^ °^ ^'^"*^^^ t^^^^" 

rp5fr??.^a*^'^^^' ""^f Comptroller be, and he is hereby, di- 
rected to advertise for. and receive bids or estimates for a 
lot of ground m the vicinity of North avenue and Leavit* 
street, and report such bids to this Council. ^eaviu 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE, 

x,.?!^*^. ^C°^°^^**^6 on Finance, to whom was referrpd r 
^ii^'^l^i"'!^ * McMahon.for extras on lak^ tuSnel subr^it 
ing order ' ^^^^"^"^^"^^^S ^^^ passage of an accompany- 

Ald. Heath moved to concur in the report and refer th(» 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. ^ ' *^® 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 
n2}^^^ ^f-^^ committee, to whom was referred a bill of 
Si^?™'vl°'' ^''*'^' ^? *^^"«'' submitted a report recom- 
inending the passage^f an accompanying order 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report and refer thp 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
T^V^"^® committee, to whom was referred petition of 

peSL'irKdrsr '"^'^'^^^^^^""^^^ 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the npti Hnn nf 

kJ^II;,'^^^^^^*^!^ ^"^,?i^^i'^*^ demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. ^ 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 
t,-tI?.^L*^?i^"^^ir^® °^ Finance, to whom was referred pe- 
tition of Mrs. Margaret Callaghan, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report that they have re 
lerred the additional facts in this case to the Law Depart- 
ment Avho have examined the same, and are of the opin- 
ion the city is not liable; therefore your committee would 
recommend it to be placed on file. 

Monroe Heath, 
R. B. Stone. 
B. Quirk, 
Louis Schaffner, 
Committee on Finance. 
Also, 

^o wt^*^^ committee, to whom was referred an order to 

pay the North Chicago Rolling Mill Company $505, sub- 

A H^P.'i^P^t''* '■'^''T^^^.^'^^i^^ Passage of the order. 

Aid. Cullerton and McClory demaudea that the report be 

1 aid over and published . i^"^ i ^c 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : .r v. gu v^uxn 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
voucher m favor of North Chicago Rolling Alill Companv 
for filling over ^orth avenue sewer, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report that thev find the 
claim as reported is correct, and recommend the "passage of 
the accompanying order. I'aooo.gc ui 

Monroe Heath, 
Thomas Lynch, 
Louis Schaffner, 
R. B. Stone, 
B. Quirk, 
Committee on Finance. 



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Also, 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
order, concerning a viaduct .at North Carpenter street, 
mihmitted a report thereon. ^. ■, -^i 

AM. Warren and Mahr demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

Thp following is the report: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordefdirecting the Board of Public Works to report what 
action has been taken toward erecting a viaduct at North 
Caxpenter street, having had the same under advisenient 
respectfully report that we recommend ^the^pa^sag^e^of the 

^^^^^- J. w!" Stout, 

Geo. E. White, 
David Mukphy. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred an ordinance 
repealing an ordinance concerning a horse railway on 
Wabash avenue, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid r; Stone and R. B. Stone demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 
The following is the report: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
nrfiiimnoe repealing an ordinance for horse railway on 
WaS IveSSe Sfing had the same 'under advisement 
respectfully report that we recommend that the ordinance 
be^placed on file. t! W sS??.' 

D. Murphy. 
G. E. White, 
W. H. Richardson. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred an order 
concerning validity of sec. 9, chap. 18, R. O., submitted a 

""TlS wlfrenand Mahr demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report: ^^ . ^ 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago m Com- 
mon Council assembled : ^ a 
Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
order directing the Law Department to report on the va- 
iStv of sec. 9, chap. 18, R. C, entitled horse railroads, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port that we recommend the passage of ^.he^jf^.^l^j^j^^^ 

Thomas Stout', 
Geo. E. White, 
David Murphy. 



Also. 



The same committee, to whom was referred a petition 
relative to the Chicago and Southern Railroad, submitted 
a report recommending that the petition be placed on file. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an order for 
8 copy of a lease given by B. & 0. R. R., submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the oraer. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered That the Board of Public Works be and are or- 
dered to present to this Council, at its next regular meet- 
ing, a copy of the lease given by the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad Company. 



The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the 
official bond of Casper Brevwald as Assistant Hay Weigher, 
submitted a report recommending that the bond beap- 

^^Ald. Richardson moved that the report be concurred in 
and the bond approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

adjournment. 

Aid Hildreth moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Heath demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : vr...r.fy> 

^i/e,s-Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Gun- 
derson. Quirk, Eckhardt. Stout, Murphy, Sweeney, Dick- 
inson, and Jonas— 19. r^^ i • *\y^ 

i^oes-Reidv, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 01 the 
Tenth Ward^ White, Heath. Waterman Campbell, Case, 
Cleveland, Ryan, Mahr, Lengacher, SchafFner, and Mr. 
Presideni— 16.' 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

City Clerk. 



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City Clerk. 



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Oflacial Report. 



t>,r STt^^«. Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath 
Waterman, Case, Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout 
Mahr, Leiigacher, Schaffner, Murphv, Sweeney, Dickin- 
son, and Mr. President. 

v4i'^%~:^^^■n^^'^^^I' ^""/xT^^i. Spalding, Stone of the 
Fifth vVard. CuUerton, Woodman, Campbell, Lynch 
Jonas, and Corcoran. t- . j - 



Aid. Schaffner moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Feb. 15, 1875, and the minutes of Feb. 22 
18/0, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
nis Honor the Mayor : 

Tr. *>, TT ^,, Mayor's Office, Chicago. Feb. 26, 1875. 

To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in common Council assembled. 
Qr.^fi^r^i'^-^^^^v," I have suspended and removed Martin 
Scully from the office of Police Court Clerk in consequence 
01 his failure to report and pay over the moneys received 
?? o^°i ^^i^*^ ^^' ^r}"^ ^^ "^^^h cl^^^- as required by sections 
i& and 16 of chapter 13, of the city charter, and respect- 
luiij, ask the concurrence of you; honorable body in such 
suspension and removal. ^ 

t.^^^'^^^'' °^- -^^ notice sent to said Scully bv the Comp- 
troller requiring him to make return, a copy o"f the letter 

tailure of savl Scully to pay over moneys collected by him 
^,-H c^^n'r^^''^ ^^^''^' together with a copy of my letter to 
w./^".P^'x,^^,°^°y;^°^ h^°i ^''om the office of Clerk, are 
hereto attached. Respectfully, 

H. D. CoLviN. Mayor. 

tr.^H'/?^^^^^*? moved that the communication be referred 
10 the Committee on Judiciary. 

V^L ^o"o" prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
PHtr Wo °-f ^'d ^•'i^'^^o °^ ^^® Fourth Ward, Clarke of the 
ftnlSiay*'^*^' J^^'^^y- Sommer, Hildreth, McDonald. White! 
^^^^ITl' German, Ryan, Mahr, SchaflFner. Dickinson 
ana Mr. President — 15. 



T£tf "iP^^F""^^*^' McClory, Bailey. O'Brien, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Stout, Murphy 
and Sweeney— 11. ^ ^' 

.>,'^^?u?^^^^ fi^^^^"*^*^ *h® seventeenth annual report of 
the Chicago Rehel and Aid Societv for the vear 1874. which 
was ordered 
Placed on file. 

The City Gas Inspector presented a communication, as re- 
quired per resolution passed Feb. 15, 1875, in relation to the 
^^\ ii*^„^£^^® lurnished by the different gas companies 

Aid. White moved that the communication be published 
and referred to the Committee on Gas Lights "^i^-^ea 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi - 

In response to a resolution passed at the last meeting of 
your honorable body I herewith respectfully state that the 
Quahty of the gas furnished by the Chicago Gas Light and 
Coke Company, as furnished by the Bunsen photometer at 
my office averaged 12.8 candle-power for the last quarter. 
The quahty of the gas furnished by the People's Gas Li<^ht 
and Coke Company I am unable to ascertain as no 
photometer IS connected with the pipes of that companv 
1^ or several days after the new works of the coranany on 
the South Side were started the gas in the extreme south- 
ern portion of the city was much poorer than that, and at 
several occasions, during the most severe cold, the gas was 
not over 11 candle power As to the contracts, none of 
them say anything in regard to the qualitv of the gas to be 
furnished, but simply refer to illuminating gas. In some 
States speciallaws define the quality of gas, but as far as I 
could asx;ertain this is not the case in the State of Illinoi'; 
It may be proper m this connection to mention that severe 
cold, especinlly of such excentional constancy as we have 
this^wmter experienced, is very detrimental to gas At 
such low temperature certain illuminating ingredients 
as naphthaline and similar substances, take a solid 
form and deposit in the pipes, thereby not only depriving 
the gas of Its best properties, but often in such a manner 
clogging up the small service pipes that some consumers 
and street lamps can get no gas at all. Street lamps in this 
condition are reported by the police and deducted from the 
account. If it is m the power of your honorable body to 
regulate the quality of gas, in my opinion good gas should 
^^y? ^^.1^^ sixteen candle power, and while it must be ad- 
mitted that adverse circumstances do sometimes not admit 
of the furnishing of gas above twelve candle power miles 



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awav from the works, this should be cousiderea the uiiui^ 
^umq^ity and a reduction in pn;^.ei^^^^ pro rata for 
whatever it is below the normal standard. 

Respectfully submitted. ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^ 

Gas Inspector. 

Chicago, Feb. 22, 1875. 

ThP Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for cSrbing and filling White street, from North 
Wells street to North Market street. ^ . ^^ 

By unanimous consen , on motion of J^l^; Stout, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by a^es 

^''iS''s%"^nz^SZ%ey, Stone of the Fifth Ward Clarke 
of the Fi h Ward. Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory 
Hi IdrPth McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman Clark of 
??e Tenth Ward White, Gunderson, Heath Waterman, 
Case Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt^S out, Mahr Len- 
Ser. Schaffner: Murphy, Sweeney. Dickinson, and Mr. 
Ipresident— 31. 
iSToes— None. 

A TP-Dort and ordinance for sidewalk on the west side 
oflshS avenue! from Thirty-third court to Egan ave- 

"""by unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sommer, the 
ordinai^?™as put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 

''T.S-Slz^^rald, Coey, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
riarkl of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer^ Cal- 
leito^i McClorv, Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey O'Brien, 
w Ji.^oT, Piark nf the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
KthWktSmfn?C?se, Cleveland,' Quirk,' Ryan. Eck- 
hardt'stoSt Mahr', Lengkcher Schaffner, Murphy, Swee- 
ney, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 31. 

jv^oes— None. 

Also, . -^ f 

A renort and ordinance for sidewalk on the north side of 
West S??eeS street, from Halsted street to Union street 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, the 
ordfn™e\?ls put upon its passage and passed by ayes 

^'Ves^'^alfrMV Coev, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Cla?kl of the F fth wkrd, Reidy, Sommer, Cnllerton, 
McClory Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Ciark the Tenth Ward, White, GundeKon, Heath 
wtffrman. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan Eckhardt Stout, 
Slhr Lengacher, Schaffher, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickin- 
son, and Mr. President— 31. 

iVoes- None. . 

The Board of Education presented a communication 
relative tS the purchase of a school site on the corner of 
Wabash avenue and Thirty-fifth street which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
Also, 

A communication for the purchase of a school sue on the 
conierTLhicoln street and Thirty-fifth street, which was 

Referrea to the Committee on Schools. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES— FINANCE. 

Aid Heath of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred a bill of Messrs. Steele and McMahon tor extra 
work submitted a report recommending the passage of an 

^Ti^H'eaJSm^ovId to concur in the report and refer the 
order to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 



Aid Cleveland, of the Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred an ordinance to repeal chapter 45 of the re- 
vised ordinances of 1873, entitled '-School Lands," submit- 
ted a report recommending that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid Cleveland moved to concur in the report, and refer 
the ordinance to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The ^'ame committee, to whom was referred a communi- 
rntion^from Aid. Jonas concerning school accommodations 
in the North Division, submitted a report recommending 
that the communication be referred to the Board of Educa- 

^ A'ld. Reidy movea to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee to whom was referred a commum- 
catiou from the Board of Education, relative to the pur- ' 



chase of a school site corner of Thirty-flfth street and Wal^ 
lace avenue, submitted a report recommending that the 
communication be placed on file. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Lengacher, of the Committee on Streets and Alley*, 
North Division, to whom was referred a petition for tne 
opening of Church street, submitted a report thereon 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. „ _, 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : , .,, ^^ XV, ^M„i^^r.r^ 
Your Committee on streets and Alleys ^orth Dmsion 
to whom was referred a petition for the opening £ Church 
street, from the south line of the State Bank Addition to 
Sigel street, having had the same under advisement re- 
spectfully report that your committee has carefully con- 
sFderedthe same, and find that Church street does not 
communicate with any street south of Blackhawk street 
and the opening of said street would certainly be a benefit 
to all parties interested. We further find , that the remon- 
strance is signed to a great extent by parties entirely disin- 
terested in said improvement, ^v,.. „^r.v. 
Your committee would therefore recommend the adop- 
tion of the following order, and that the remonstrance be 

^^OrSrS, That the Board of Public Woriis be, and they 
are hereby, ordered to make the necessary assessment for 
the opening of Church street, from the south line of State 
Bank Addition to Sigel street. ^ lengacheb. 

Peter Mahr, 
W. P. Dickinson, 
M. Sweeney, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division. 
Bv unanimous consent. Aid Gunderson Prfemed aa 
order directing the Board of P^l^l^c Works to, "^Jify the 
several railroad companies interested to J^i^^d a viaduct 
over their tracKs on Milwaukee avenue, between Kinzie 
and Fulton streets, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES, ORDERS AND RESOLDTIONS. 

The Clerk presented the engrossed order authorizing the 
pavment of claim to Geo. S. Whitaker. 

Aid. Heath moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^,,e._Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McClory, Hildreth, McDon- 
flid Bailev O'Brien, Clarke of the Tenth W8,rd. White, 
GundSson Heath, 'Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
S, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Schailner. Murphy. Swee- 
ney. Dickinson, and Mr. President— 27. 

A^oes— None. ^ , 

The following is the order as passed : 

0?leSd,^Sat the Comptroller be, and he if hereby .^^^ 
thorized to pav to Mr. G. S. W hitaker the sum of $218.60, to 
be paid from the contingent fund or other moneys unap- 
propriated. ,^^^^^ 

An engrossed order directing payment of claim to Cox 

Aid. iieath moved that the order be passed 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
J^es-Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the iourth Waid, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Reidy, Spmmer 
McClorv, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien Clark ot 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. 
S!e Cleveland Quirk Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, 
LSacheirSchafFner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, and 
Mr. President— 29. 
iVbes— None. . 

The following is the order as passed: u ,^-k„ „,, 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized to pay Messrs. Cox Brothers the sum of «988.75. to 
be paid from the water fund. 

An engrossed order paying claim of Steel and McMahon 
for extras on Lake Tunnel. 

Aid. Heath moved that the order be passed. 

The moticm prevailed by ayes and noes, »« fol'o^s: 

^t/es-Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, ^ Sommer, McClory. 
Hildreth. Bailey. O'Brien. Clark of the Ten h Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. Case, Cleveland, 



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Quirk, Kyan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schafl- 
ner. Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 28. 

A oes— McDonald— 1 . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby au- 
thorized to pay Messrs. Steel and McMahon the sum of 
82,065.04, to be paid from the water fund. 
Also, 

An engrossed ordinance in regard to the return of the 
delinquent tax list for the year A. D. 1874. 

Aid. Heath moved that the ordinance be pa.ssed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and does, as follows : 

J.j/es— Eichardsou, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schafl'ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

iV'oes- None, 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 



A.N ORDINANCE 

lu regard to the return by the City Collector of a list of the 
real estate upon which the taxes assessed or levied by 
authority of the city of Chicago for the year A. D. one 
thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, special as- 
sessment and water rents, remain due and unpaid. 
Be it oraai'ied by the Common Council of the citv of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. That the City Collector of the city of Chicago 
shall, on or before the tenth day of May, A. D. 1875, return 
to the Treasurer of Cook County, Illinois, as the County 
Collector of such county, a list of the real estate on which 
the municipal taxes, levied or assessed by authority of said 
city ior the year A. D. 1874. shall remain unpaid at ihe time 
of such return, together with the amount of the municipal 
taxes assessed thereon, as shown by the rolls or warrants 
for the collection of such taxes in his hands. 

Sec. 2. That said City Collector shall return to the said 
County Treasurer, as the County Collector of said county, 
at the same time that he makes the return provided for in 
section one hereof, the amount of any tax assessed or due 
on real estate in said city, for any year or years prior 10 the 
year A. D, 1874. and remaining unpaid for any cause what- 
ever, together with a list of the real estate upon which the 
same shall have been levied. 

Sec. 3. That said City Collector shall return to said 
County Treasurer, as such County Collector, at the time he 
makes the return provided for in section one hereof, the 
amount of any water assessment levied under the provis- 
ions of the city charter upon any real estate in said city, 
and remaining aue and unpaid, together with a descrip- 
tion of the real estate upou which the same was respect- 
ively levied or assessed. 

Sec. 4. That said City Collector shall return to said Coun- 
ty Treasurer, as such Collector, at the same time that he 
makes his return provided for in section 1 hereof, the sev- 
eral amounts of special taxes and special assessments 
levied upon lots and real estate in said city, the warrants 
for the collection of which shall have been in his hands 
prior to March 81, A. D. 1875, and on which he shall have 
been unable to collect said taxes and special assess- 
ments remaining due and unpaid according to the provi- 
sions of the act of April 15, 1S73, governing the assessment 
of property and the levy and collection of taxes in incor- 
porated cities in this State, together with a description of 
the real estate upon which the same was respectively levied 
or assessed. 

Sec. 5. That said County Treasurer, as such County Col- 
lector, be, and he is hereby, required and directed to apply 
for iudgment to the Couniy Court oi Cook County, Illinois, 
at the next July term thereof, against the delinquent real 
estate so returned to him for the amount of the said taxes, 
special assessments, and water assessments returned to him 
under this or linance. 

Sec. G. That the County Treasurer, as such County Col- 
lector, shall, on the Hf th day of August, A. D. 1875, expose 
to public sale, and sell, at the building where the County 
Court may be held, in Cook County, State of Illinois, all 
the lands, lots, and pieces of property for the sale of which 
an order shall be made by the said County Court, on said 
application, for the amount of taxes, special assessments, 
water assessments, interest, and costs due thereon. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to take from the files the report of 
the Comniittee on romance on the claim of John Noouan for 
compensation for a horse. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be recommitted to 
the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Schools on the appointment 
of W. J. English as member of the Board of Education 
laid over and published Feb. 8, 1875. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report, and confirm 
the appointment. 

The motion prevailed, and W. J. English was duly con- 
firmed a member of the Board of Education by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Richardson, Fitzgeraid, Coev, Stone of the Fourth 
V/ard, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien* Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
SchafFner, Murphv, Sweenev. Dickinson, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

iVoes— None. 

Report of the Committee on Judiciary on communica- 
tion from the Board of Public Works: opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel and resolution of Aid. Woodman rela- 
tive to the Fullerton avenue conduit, laid over and pub- 
lished li'eb. 8, 1875. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the report be placed on file. 

Aid, Richardson dciuanded the aves and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Bailey, 
O'Brien, White, Gunderson, Heath, Case. Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 24. 

iV^oes- Hildreth, McDonald. Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Waterman, and SchafFner— 5. 

Aid. (iuirk moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

Aid. Bailey moved to lay the motion of Aid. Quirk on 
the table. 

The motion to table prevailed bv ayes and noes aa fol- 
lows : 

yiyes— Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McDonald, Bailey, O'- 
Brien. White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Dickinson, and Mr. President— 2.S. 

iVoes— Richardson, McClory. Hildreth, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, and Schaffner— 5. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Quirk presented a petition 
from a committee of citizens relative to the apoolntment of 
a committee of the Common Council to act with a commit- 
tee of citizens appointed at a mass meeting held Feb. 28, 
1875, for the purpose of investigating the books of the Re- 
lief and Aid Society. 

Aid. SchafFner moved that a committee of six, two from 
each division of the city, be appointed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee the following: 
Aid. Quirk, McDonald, Stout, Lengacher, R, Stone, and T. 
C. Clarke. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Dickinson presented a reso- 
lution relative to the adoption of the State Militia bill, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed bv the following vote : 

Ayes— Richardson, Fitzgerald. Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, 
Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, SchafFner. Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, and 
Mr. President— 30. 

iV^oes— None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

liewlved, That our Senators and Representatives be, and 
they are hereby, requested to use their influence for the 
passage of the militia bill now before the Legislature at 
Springfield, and that the Clerk send a copy of this resolu- 
tion to each member. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on the ordinance re- 
Ijcaling "an ordinance authorizing the laying of tracks for 
xiorse railway on Wabash avenue, from Twenty-second 
street to Madison street," laid over and published Feb. 15, 

Aid. R. Stone moved that the report of the committee be 
piacedon file and the order referred to the (;lerk for en- 

ossment. 
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©n the labie, and the motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as 
loUows: 

.Ij/es— Reidv, Sommer, McClory, Hildreth.Bailey, O'Brien, 
Clark of the "Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Eckhardt 
Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney— 15. 

iV^oes— Fitzgerald. Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Heath, Waterman, Case, 
Clevelana, Quirk, Ryan, Lengacher,|;Dickinson, and Mr. 
President— 14 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be concurred in. 

Aid. Hildreth called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Question being on the motion to concur in the report, 
Aid. Waterman demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote: 

^2/es— Reidy, Sommer, McClory. Hildreth. Bailey, 
O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Quirk, Ryan.jEckhardt, Stout, Mahr, L,engacher, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney— 18. 

xVoes— Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Heath, Waterman, 
Case, Cleveland, Dickinson, Mr. President— 11. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote: 

^yes— Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McClory, Hildreth, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, Heath, Schaffner, Sweeney, Dickinson 
—12. 

iVocs— Fitzgerald, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, White, 
Gunderson, Waterman, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, and Mr. President— 17. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Quirk presented an or- 
dinance relative to the Coke Gas Light Co., which was 



Refened to the Committee on Gas Lights. 
An ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled, "An 
ordinance prescribing time of running cars." was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of Martin Hanlon for compensation for damages 
sustained to a carriage, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Eckhardc presented a peti- 
tion for a sewer on Chapiu street, from Noble street to 
Northwestern Railroad track, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Eckhardt presented a peti- 
tion for gas on Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to 
Division street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Thos. C. Clarke presented a 
petition for opening an alley from Vincennes to Stanton 
avenue, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys. S. D. 

By unanimous consent, communication from Potwln 
and Corby offering sale of certain pieces of land for school 
site was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Reidy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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Official Report. 



Present— A\6. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitz- 
gerald, Coey, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gnnder- 
son. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk. 
Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
dent. 

Absent— A.ld. Spalding, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, McClory. Woodman, and 
Corcoran. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Fifth Ward, moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held March 1, 1875. be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented his statement of receipts | 
and expenditures for the month of February, 1875, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

Also, 

A communication covering bids for lots for engine houses 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Health in relation to the letting of the contract for night 
scavenger work. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
three divisions of the city. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Aves—Fitzgera,]rl, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, 
Heath, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaflfner, Dickinson— 13. 



A^oes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Coey, Reidy, McDon- 
ald. Bailey. O'Brien, White, Gunderson, Stout, Murphy, 
Sweenev, Lynch, Jonas, and Mr. President— 16. 

Aid. Stout moved that the communication be referred to 
the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a communication 
relative to the occupancy of the Exposition Building by 
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 

Aid. White moved that the communication be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of 

Chicago in Common Council assembled : 

Gentlemen : In reference to a resolution adopted by 
your honorable bodv, requesting a copy of the lease given 
to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad authorizing them to 
use the Exposition building as a depot, we respectfully re- 
I)ort that no lease has been executed. 

The President of the Exposition Association applied to 
the Law Department for information as to 
whether that association could permit the railroad 
to use a portion of the building as a 
passenger waiting-room, etc., etc. The Corporation Coun- 
sel replied that the association was only limited in the use 
to which the building could be put by the language of the 
ordinance authorizing the construction of the building, 
which provides that the building shall be used "under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works." The President of 
the Exposition Association then requestea the 
Board of Public Works to inform him whether the 
board would object to such permission being given to the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In reply the board sent the 
following communication, under date of Nov. 25, 1874: 

" The Board of Public Works see no objection to the Bal- 
timore and Ohio Railroad Company occupying a portion of 
the Exposition building temporarily as a passenger waiting 
room, provided they will vacate the same at any time the 
board may so direct, and that they do not lay any tracks 
on, or in any other way obstruct or oc«upy the public land 
east of said building." 

The above is the only action taken by the board in the 
matter. Very resnectiully, 

R. PKINrslVlLLE, 

J. K. Thompson, 
Board of Public Works. 



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Also, 

A communication relative to an appropriation for street 
cleaning purposes was laid over temporarily. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the engrossed ordinance authoriz- 
ing the operation of a horse railway on West North 
avenue, lost bv vote of Council, and reconsidered Feb. 8, 
1875. 

Aid. Schafiuer moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^ives— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgeraid, Coey, 
Reidy, Cullerton. Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President — 32. 

J^oes— McDonald— 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the construction and operation of a horse rail- 
way on North avenue, between Milwaukee avenue and 
Humboldt Park, in the city of Chicago. ' 

Be it oraai'ied by the Common Council of the citv of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. That in consideration of the acceptance here- 
of, and the undertaking of the Chicago West Division Rail- 
way Company to comply with the provisions herein con- 
tained, authority, permission, and consent are hereby 
given, granted, and duly vested in said company, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to lay down, operate, and maintain a 
single or double track railway, with all necessary turnouts, 
turn-tables, side tracks, and switches, in, upon, and along 
North avenue, in said city of Chicago, commencing at the 
intersection of said North avenue with Milwaukee ave- 
nue, and to connect with the track, or tracks now upon 
said Milwaukee avenue, and thence to extend west to the 
present and to the future city limits; Provided, the track 
or tracks of said railway shall not be laid within twelve 
feet of the sidewalk of said North avenue. 

And provided further, That before said company shall 
lay any track or tracks under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance they shall, at their own expense, grade and cinder 
North avenue, between Milwaukee avenue and Western 
avenue, to the wiath of thirty-three feet, and put said 
North avenue in a good passable condition for wagons. 

Sec. 2. The cars or carriages to be used upon said track 
or tracks hereby authorized to be constructed upon said 
North avenue shall be operated with animal power only, 
and no railway car or carriage used by any other railroad 
company in this State shall be used upon or passed over 
said track or tracks. 

Sec. 3. The said track or tracks and ears operated there- 
on shall be used for no other purpose than to transport 
passengers and their ordinary baggage; and the cars or 
carriages used for that purpose shall be of the best style 
and class in use on such railways ; and the Common Coun- 
cil shall have the power at all times to make such regula- 
tions as to the rate of speed and the time of running said 
cars and carriages as said Council may require. 

Sec. 4. The track or tracks of said railway shall not be 
elevated above the surface of the street, and shall be laip 
with modern improved rails ; and shall be so laid that car- 
riages and other vehicles can easily and freely cross said 
track or tracks at any and all points, and in any and all di- 
rections, without obstruction. 

Sec. 5. The said railway company, its associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, shall pay one-third of the cost of grad- 
ing, paving, macadamizing, or filling said street, or parts 
of said street, on which it is hereby authorized to con- 
struct said railway, and shall at all" times keep that por- 
tion of said street as shall be occupied by its said rail- 
way in good repair and condition, in accordance with 
whatever orders may hereafter be passed in that be- 
half by said Common Council ; and said railway com- 
pany, its succecsors and assigns, shall be lia- 
ble for all legal and consequential damages which may be 
sustained by any person, by reason of the carelessness, 
neglect, or misconduct of any agent or servant of said com- 
pany, its successors and assigns, in the course of their em- 
ployment in the construction, or the use of the said track 
or tracks or railway. 

Sec. 6. The rights and privileses hereby granted to said 
company shall be forfeited to the city of Chicago unless 
the said railway shall be fully completed and ready for 



use on or before the first day of October, A. D. 1876 : Pro- 
vided, That if the said company shall be delayed by the or- 
der or injunction of any court, the time of such delay shall 
be excluded, and the same time, in addition to the period 
above prescribed, shall be allowed for the completion of 
said railways as that during which said company may have 
been so delayed. 

Sec. 7. The right to operate said railway shall 
extend to the first day of October, A. 
D., 1894, at which time the rights and priv- 
ileges herein and hereby granted to said company shall 
cease : but said company, operating said railway at said 
time, shall be entitled to enjoy all of such rights and priv- 
ileges after the expiration of said time, and until the Com- 
mon Council shall thereafter elect, by order for that pur- 
pose, to purchase said track or tracks of said railway, cars, 
carriages, furniture, and implements of every kind and de- 
scription used in the construction and operation of said 
railway, and pay for the same in the manner hereinafter 
mentioned. 

Sec. 8. Such order to purchase shall fix the time when 
said city of Chicago will take such railway and other prop- 
erty before mentioned, which shall not be less than six 
months after the passage of said order, and at the time of 
taking such railway and other property before mentioned 
the city of Chicago shall pay to the parties operating the 
same, "a sum of money to be ascertained by three commis- 
sioners, to be appointed for that purpose, as fol- 
lows: One to be chosen from the disinterested freeholders 
of Cook Countv by the said Common Council; one in like 
manner by the' said company, its associates, or successors ; 
and the two persons so chosen to choose the third from 
said freeholders. 

Sec. 9. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of 
Water Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners, or 
other corporations, are not to be impaired or affected by 
this ordinance, but the rights and privileges hereby 
granted are subject thereto. 

Sec, 10. The said Chicago West Division Railway Com- 
pany shall enter into a good and sufficient bond wtth the 
city of Chicago in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
for the faithful performance of all the terms and conditions 
herein contained in this ordinance, and that said railway 
herein mentioned shall be completed at the times 
and manner herein stated, unless delayed by the 
order or injunction of some court having jurisdic- 
tion of such matters, from so completing the same, and 
said Chicago West Division Railway Company shall also 
enter into a good and sufficient bond with the city of Chi- 
cago in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars, for all 
legal, consequential, or other damages which may be sus^ 
tained by any person or persons by reason of tha rights aiid 
privileges herein and hereby granted to said company, said 
bonds to be drawn by the law officers of the city of Chicago, 
and each to contain such conditions, provisions, restric- 
tions, prohibitions, or other matter as shall in the opinion 
of su(;h law officer be necessary to fully and completely 
protect and indemnify the said city of Chicago in 
all things from any and all loss or damage by reason of the 
grant of the powers and privileges herein granted to said 
company. 

sec. 11. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by the 
said Chicago West Division Railway Company, and the said 
company shall have made and executed the several bonds 
provided for herein in manner and form as hereinbefore 
required. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on an order in re- 
lation to the validity of Sec. 9. Chap. 11, Revised Ordin- 
ances, laid over and published Feb. 15, 1875. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The raotton prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, A question has arisen in this Council as to the 
validity of section 9, chapter 18, entitled Horse Railroads, 
which will be found upon page 56 laws and ordinances 
of the city of Chicago, 1873, and reads as follows: It shall 
be unlawful for any of the horse railway companies of the 
city of Chicago to suffer any of theirjcars to be run on any 
of the streets, or any portion or part thereof, in said city at 
any time, unless the same shall be in charge of and under 
the control of some competent conductor. For each and 
every violation of the provisions of this fcsertion the said 
companies, or either of them, shall be subject to a fine of 
not less than ten dollars nor exceeding one hundred dol- 
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0/'<?e/'ed, That the Counsel to the Corporation be, ajid irs 
hereby, directed to furnish to this Council his written opin- 
ion upon the validity of the section above quoted. 

Keport of the Committee on Railroads on an order rela- 
tive to a viaduct on. North Carpenter street, laid over and 
published February 15, 1875. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered: That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby ordered to report to this Council at their next 
regular meeting, what action, if any, has been 
taken toward the building of a viaduct on North 
Carpenter street, said order having been 
referred to the board on March 2, 1874. 

Report of the Committee on Finance on an order direct- 
ing to pay to the North Chicaso Rolling Mill Company a 
claim of ^505.50, laid over and published Feb. 15, 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the order. 

The motion prevailed bv the following vote- 
^.-^?'«f-Foley, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey. Clarke of the 
Fitth ^Va^d, Reidy, Cuilerton, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailev 
O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, \\aterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk 
Ryan Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. 
President— 32. 

lYoes— Richardson— 1 . 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote • 
^■iX^^l^^^l^^'' ^Varren. Fitzgerald, Coey, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy. Cullerton, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun- 
derson, Heath, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr. President— 32. 

iVoes— Richardson— ] . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby au- 
thorized, to pay North Chicago Rolling Mill Company the 
sum of live hundred and Ave dollars ($505), to be paid from 
the sewerage fund of the Fifteenth Ward. 

Report of the Committee on Public Buildings of the Com- 
mon council. Committee on Public Buildings of the Coun- 
ty Commissioners, and Board of Public Works, concernine 
theerection of a city hall, laid over and published Feb. 15"; 
18/0. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the report be postponed for 
two weeks. 

The motion wos lost by the following vote: 
^2/es— McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Quirk— 9 ' 

iyoes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev 
Reidy, Cullerton, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Cleveland 
Ryan, Eckharat, Stout, Mahr, JLengacher, Schaffner Mur- 
phy Sweeney Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Mr. President— 24 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be recommitted to 
he Committee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows • 
^ '^y^Tp]^^^^.9^ *^® ^i^t^ Ward, Reidy, Cullerton, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White 
Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, Campbell, Case. Quirk' 
Ryan, Stout, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy. Sweenev' 
Lynch, Dickinson— 21. •" 

o ^oes— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald. Coey, Cleveland, 
Schaffner, and Mr. President— 7. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Committee on Public 
Buildings be instructed to report in two weeks as to the 
amount of money to be expended for the erection of a 
city ha.ll. the time when it should be commenced, the plan 
to be adopted, and the architect to be employed. 

Aid. Richardson moved as an amendment that the com- 
mittee be instructed to report in two weeks, recommending 
that the contract for a city hall should be let as a whole. 

Aid. Hildreth accepted the amendment, and the motion 
as amended prevailed. 

By una,nimous consent. Aid. Schaffner presented an or- 
der relative to the erection of a city hall, and moved its 



The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows • 
4l/es-Coey Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, 
wt^f^' ^}^^^. ^L *^® .'^^^t^ Ward. White, Gunderson 
Heath. Cleveland, Quirk, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney 
Lynch. Dickinson, and Mr. President— 16 '^c ic>, 

vi^^^^^l' Ricliardson, Fitzgerald, Reidy, Cullerton, 
Hildreth, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Ryan, Stout, Mahr 



The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Law Department be instructed to give 
ail opinion to this Council at its next regular meeting as to 
what steps are necessary for this Council to take to at once 
commence and proceed with the erection of the city's por 
ion or the Court House. " 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee ou Public 
S,*". .3VT ^r instructed to report at the next regular meet- 
ing of this Council on all matters referred to them and now 
m their possession. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Hildreth presented an order 
/\*^^'?T*M^^".?:P^™Pl^*io" ^""^ ^tJ'eet cleaning purposes 
Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment be waived 
1 he motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows • ' 
Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren. Pitzeerald ' Pn^v 
nSf,. ^V^-? ^"'^^^^W^f^' I^^idy, Cullerton%d?eth,^ m'c- 
w^T??^^' ^^^'i^y- ^^rien, Clark of the Tenth Ward 
S?vS' S'ln^erson Heath, Waterman, Cam nbell. Case' 
Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mkhr Scfiaff- 
P?esideS^3f.' ^"'''"'^' ^^'"'^' Dickinson and xSr. 
Noes — None. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the order be passed. 
The motion prevailed bv the following vote • 
^2/es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald Coev 

nn^nJiH "4 *n^ ^'{^^ ^^"^' ^^i^^y- Cullerton, Hild?eth Mc^ 
Donald, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White 
Gunderson. Heath, Waterman. Campbell. Case, Cleveland 
?wi'^'.^^^°'^^^^?'.^.*' ^*«^t' Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President-^.31 
Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed • 
th^rf^^'n'!' '^^^i *^^ Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized to make a temuorarv loan of twenty thousand 
dollars ($20,000) for the payment of streerSeaninJ, tSd 
that the same be chargeable to the street-cleaning fund, for 
vMedfoi^'"''" ^^'^^- ^ may be hereafter pro" 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS RESUMED. 

KoiJort of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division, on petition of citizens for the opening of Church 
street, laid over and published March 1, 1875 ^""'t-" 

Aid. Mahr moved to concur in the report and pass the 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed • 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and thev 
are hereby, ordered to make the necessary assessment for 
S.lt^!'^H''-f-°^ Church street, from the south line of State 
Bank Addition to Sigel street. 

o^-^^K ^K Committee on Finance on claim of Steel 
and McMahon, laid over and published March 1, 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the order. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows (the 
charter requiring thirty votes in the affirmative) • 
Tj^^^w^^^^^' yi^^^'^^U Fitzgerald, Coey, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward Reidy, Cullerton. McDonald Bailey, O'Brien 
Clark of the Terith Ward. White, Giinderson, HeTth 
Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Len- 

!nn^f 'a?^^^^"?J' ¥^;^P^y' Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. 
Jonas, Mr. President— 28. 

iV^oes— Richardson, Stout, Mahr- 3. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the order be referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending chapter seven (7) of the Revised Ordinances, en- 
titled Coal," laid over and published January 25 1875 
laid over one week February 8, 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote • 
^2/es— Fitzgerald Coey, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, Gunderson, Campbell, Quirk Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy 
Sweeney DicKinson. Jonas, and Mr. President— 18. 

iV^06s-Foley. Warren, Reidy, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. Heath, Ca^e, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, i^ynch— 13. 

An engrossed ordinance amending Chapter 7, of the Re- 
vised Ordinances, entitled "Coal," postponed for one week, 
r ebruary 8, 1875. 

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The motiuu prevailed, by ayes and noes, as follows: 

4 yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Reidv, Cullerton, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, White, Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Rvan, Eekhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schaflfner, Murphy. Sweeney, Lvnch, Dickinson, 
Jonas, and Mr. President— 26. 

jy-oe^—Clarke of ihe Fifth Ward, McDonald, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath. Campbell— 6. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AX ORDINANCE 

amending chap. 7 of the Revised Ordinances of 1873, en- 
titled "Coal." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
That chapter 7 of the Revised Ordinances passed Jan. 20, 
1873, entitled '-Coal," be, and the same is hereby, amended 
so as to read as follows : 

Section 1. Each and every person, firm, and corporation 
engaged in the business of selling coal in the city of Chi- 
cago, to be delivered within said city, shall produce and 
deliver to the nurchaser, at the time of the 
delivery of the' coal purchased, a certificate 
signed by a weigher duly appointed under the charter and 
ordinance of said city, showing the weigh t of the coal so 
delivered. Provided that the fee to be cha'rged by any city 
weigher shall not be more than five cents for each load of 
coal weighed bv him, which fee shall be for his own use. 

Sec. 2. Any person, firm, or corporation who shall vio- 
lare the provisions of section one of this ordinance shall 
be fined in a sum of not less than five nor more than twenty 
dollars for each and every offense. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage and due nublication. 
Aid. Reidy moved' that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion was lost bv the following vote : 
,4 ye^.-Foley, Reidy, Clarke of the Tenth Ward, Heath, 
Eekhardt, Lengacher, Schaffner, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas 
—10. 

,Yoe8— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Stout. Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney, and Mr. 
President— 22. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ORDINANCES. 

Petition of Patrick Duane, for compensation for injuries 
received, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of scavengers asking the Council to refrain from 
creating a monopoly in scavenger work, was 

Referred to Comniistee on Police. 

Petition and order for sidewalk on the south side of Re- 
becca street, from Morgan street to Center avenue, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution instructing the 
membersof the General Assembly from Cook County to 
prevent the passage of a bill relating to Union Railroad 
£)epots, and moved its adoption. 
,.. The motion prevailed. 

"^Whereas, A bill for an act authorizing the formation of 
union depots and stations for railroads in this State is now 
pending in the General Assembly: and, whereas, the sole 
object and purpose of said bill is to enable the Illinois 
Central and other railroad companies to acquire the title 
and po.ssessions of certain laws in the city of Chicago, and 
known as the Lake Front, by condemnation, and to de- 
fraud the city of Chicago of its interests and rights in said 
premises ; therefore, be it 

Reaolved, That the Representatives in the General As- 
sembly from Cook County be, and they are hereby, earnest- 
ly requested to use their utmost endeavors to prevent the 
passage of said bill ; and the Clerk of this body is hereby 
directed to forward to the President of the Senate, the 
Speaker of the House, and each member of The General 
Assembly from Cook County a copy of this resolution. 

Aid. White presented a resolution requesting the Super- 
intendent of Police to report why he has not enforced sec. 
14 of chap. 49, R. O. of 1873, entitled "sidewalks," and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, At a regular meeting of this Council held Feb. 
8, 1875, the following order was passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Police be and they are hereby 
directed to issue an order to the police force of this city 
to strictly enforce section 14 of chapter 49, Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1873 entitled, "sid(;walks ;"• 



Whkbeas, There are evidences to be seen of a non-com- 
pliai.ce with said order upon any of our principal streets; 
now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Superintendent of Police be and he is 
hereby requested to report to this Council at its next m«et- 
ing whichd order has not been complied with. 

Aid. McDonald presented a resolution relative to the 
money in the city treasury belonging to the building fund, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution relative to the con- 
struction of the City Hall. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution be published, 
and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution : 

vVhereas. It seems to be the opinion of the majority of 
the people and tax-payers of the city of Chicago and county 
of Cook that immediate and active measures should be 
taken toward the building of a Court House and City Hall; 
and 

Whereas, The joint committee of the County Board, the 
(^)mmon Council, and the Board of Public Works have 
rej>()rted to this board that the building can be erected 
without incurring any additional taxation for the ensuing 
tvi'o years; and, owing to the unusually low prices of ma- 
terials and labor at present prevailing, it is most desirable, 
on the ground of economy, to commence the work as soon 
as possible ; and 

Whereas, The city and county having and holding in 
their possession a large amount of unoccupied real estate 
and other property, such real estate, etc., can be sold and a 
sufficient amount of money realized to carry on and com 
plete the building of the said Court House and City Hall 
without any additional taxation whatsoever for the entire 
structure; and 

Whereas, This Council has already selected and 
adopted, on the 10th day of October, 1873, the plan 
known as "Eureka," submitted by Thomas Tilley In the 
general competition for plans of the proposed structure, as 
did the County Board on the 25th day of August, 1873, 
such actions binding the respective boards to 
build after such adopted plan when the said building 
should be erected ; and 

Whereas, The County Board have already elected James 
J. Egan as architect for the county, it being desired to har- 
monize as far as possible any conflicting views with refer- 
ence to the past action of the respective boards ; be it, there- 
fore, 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to proceed immediately with the 
construction and erection of the city's portion of the Court 
House and City Hall, in conjunction with the Board of 
County Commissioners. 

That the Board of Public Works are also"hereby author- 
ized and directed to enter into a written contract and 
agreement with Thomas Tilley and James J. Egan, archi- 
tects, the stipulations of which shall be : 

That all necessary drawings, diagrams, and aetails of 
every description for the full and entire completion of the 
building shall be furnishea by the said Thomas Tilley and 
James J. Egan, and that they shall furnish the 
necessary specifications for all the labor and material re- 
quired in the construction of the building in every branch 
ol the work. 

That it shall be incumbent on them and their duty to 
superintend the construction of the building; to examine 
such material as shall be supplied and to see that such 
shall be of the strength, durability, and quality required. 

That they shall in general and in detail give such serv- 
ices and experience during the construction of the said 
building as are usually incumbent on architects, sub- 
ject, however, to the direction and control of the Board of 
Public Works as to the city's portion of said building. 

That in consideration of the above, their compensation 
shall be and is fixed at '2%, per cent, each on the cost of the 
construction of the city's portion of said building, to be 
paid as follows: One per cent each lor plans and specifica- 
tions, one-half per cent, each for detail drawings, and one 
per cent, each on the superintendence as the work pro- 
gresses. 

That it shall be required of and requisite for the said 
Thomas Tilley and James J. Egan to enter into a bond 
jointly with the city in the sum of $250,000 for the faithful 
performance of their duties in and about the erection of 
the city's portion of said building, such bond to be ap- 
proved and accepted by the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Eekhardt presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for curbing Klston 



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avenue from Fullerton avenue to Diversey avenue, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. White presented a preamble and order concerning 
certain duties of the Gas Inspector, said to have been neg- 
lected, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. White moved that the committee be instructed to 
report at the next regular meeting of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cuilerton presented a preamble and order relative 
to water rates, etc., and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, Complaints are frequent from those supplied 
with water through meters, that their bills are excessive, 
that their bills are excessive, aud their tax for water is 
greater in proportion to the amount drawn than the tax of 
those otherwise provided, 

Tfierefure, be it ordered. That the Board of Public Works 
be. and they are hereby, instructed to report to 
tnis Council at its next regular meeting upon the following 
inquiries: 

Are these complaints for real or imaginarv causes, or in 
many cases made with hopes of securing a reduction of 
their bills or the removal oi the meter? 

Which, in your opinion, is the more economical way for 
the city to furnish consumers with water? 

What are the prices now being paid for meters of differ- 
ent sizes, and how manv are in use in this city at the 
present time, and whether or not it would be best 
10 stop the further placing of meters and apply 
llie money now being used for their cost and maintenance 
ui the extension of water facilities in some other manner 
or would it be advisable for the best interests of all parties 
concerned to supply all consumers through meters? 



Aid. White presented an order directing the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad Company to vacate the Exposition 
building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Ala. Bailey presented a remonstrance 01 citizens against 
the improvement of Jefferson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets aud Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Reidv presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for filling Thirty- 
first street, from Clark street to the south branch of the 
Chicago River, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works prepare and 
send to this Council an ordinance for the filling of Thirty - 
first street, from Clark street to the south branch of the 
Chicago River, said filling being required for covering a 
prospective sewer. 

Aid. Fitzgerald presented a draft of an ordinance to 
amend sec. 2. chap. 48, R. O., entitled '-Shows," which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. White presented an order relative to the Gas In- 
spector, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Campbell presented a preamble and resolution in 
relation to the election for reorganization of the city and 
concerning a bill for the reorganization of cities now before 
the General Assembly. 

Aid. O'Brien demanded a call of the house and the fol- 
lowing Aldermen answered to their names : 

Coey, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward Heath, Campbell, Case. 
Ryan. Stout, Dickinson, Mr. President— 13. 

There being no quorum the Council adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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i>me«^-A]d Foley, Richardson, Warren, Coev, Stone 
?hp T?/.''"" '^'^'^' ^'°"" "^ *^^ ^^ii"«^ Ward. Clarke of 
M.Dn!. S p'-f' ''''^'' '"^""^^'■' ^^^"^^t°»- H^dreth. 
Wh w /wi''"' ''''^"'"' W°«<i"^^"- Clark of the 
Tenth AVard White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Camp- 
beU. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, xMahr 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch Dickinson. Jonas 
Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

^t^^ffuiV'^"^' ^'''^^'^^'^' Spalding. McClory. and 

MINUTES. 

utefingTeTd'Mrch'^^ ?s"-*, ^fc minutes of. the regtilar 
•ead. iHarch 8, I8/0, oe approved without being 

The motion prevailed. 

REI'ORTS Of^ CITY OFPICFRS 

vtitud'SsLr^'^ ''''' the communication be laid 

The motion prevailed. 

ine lollowing is the communication ; 

City Law Department, 1 
o the Honorable the Com^S'^i^T^^ffi, cL 

veanoSSon'H? ,byy^nr resolution of the 8th inst. " to 
r this cSuncn^o take' OHtnn;'^''^ '^'P' ^^'^ "ecessary 
iththeXctlon nf thanif^^"^'' commence and proceed 
As to the Sowpr^ nf th"r? ' P'"'"^'^^ ""^ ^^^ Court House.' 
10 ine powers of the Common Council in this respect 



It will be remembered that there is an an ac^reement hP 

T. Lyle Dickey, 
Counsel to the Corporation. 

Also, 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 

City Law Department | 
To the Honorable the Commo?S1,'Si,'Jf Se'lilf jf oil- 

SMS"S^„-SoL?feVero?£~^^ 

yidiug that the Common Council shall have nowar 1- 

«S?aX='lofpa^Se;s1&^ 
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1 see no reason, therefore, to question the validity of the 
section to which my attention is called. 

Another question presents itself, however which is not 
entirely free from doubt. It is not so clear that this ordi- 
nancrfin a suit for penalties for its violation) will be held 
S? the courts to require the employment by the railway 

^Th^ro^diSLu^^ifa^^^^^^^^^ ordinance, and, like all penal 
statutes, must be construed strictly. This_ordniar.ce leqnnes 
the cars to be run -'in charge of, and under the control 
of, some competent conductor." It does not expres^sly pro- 
vide that the driver shall not be the conductor, nor that 
the conductor shall bela person other than the driver. Ihe 
ordinance does not expressly require the presence of two 

^ ThTdriver of a stage-coach, or the driver of an omnibus 
is to all interns and purposes, the conductor of the vehicle. 
The conveyance is in his charge and under his control. 
Before the passage of this ordinance cars were in use on 
horse railways in several cities in this country m charge of 
bSt one person, and he drove the horses. It was his duty 
(S in thfca^e of the stage-coach and omnibus enforce 
proper deportment on the part of passengers, and to ejec 
persons not entitled to remain m tlie conveyance by rea.ou 
of the failure to pay fare, or by reason otdso^^elj con- 
duct, or other adequate cause. It may well be insisted 
that if bv the passage of this ordinance it had been in- 
tended to prohibit the use of cars unless operated by two 
persons language more explicit would have been used. 
^ The objective poini of the section may not be unreason^ 
ably be hlld to be the competency of the ^"ductor and 
not that he should be a person other than the ^river If 
your honorable body are of opinion that such cars bhould 
be under the control of a conductor other than the driver 
aSdl?at the presence of two persons should be required 
fone to act merely as driver and one to act as conauctor), 
is mv opinion that pnidence would suggest tne passage ot 
another ordinance on the subject, more explicit lu it. 
terms. Yours respectfully. ^^^^ Ji .^^he Gowalion. 

The Citv Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
ing a voucherTom theSoard of Public Works m favor of 
Cox Brothers, for extra work on the tunnel, which was] 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a communication fr«^ ^^he Board of 
Education relative to the purchase ot a school site on the 
corner of Division and (leaver streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
'Also, 

A communication relative to the purchase of a school 
fiite corner of Lewis and Sophia streets which was 

Referred to the (^ommittee on Schools. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
Tiance for sidewalk on the south side ot Rebecca street, 
from Morgan street to Center avenue. ,,„n^^ton thP 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. oullerton, the 
orainance was put upon i is passage and passed byajes 

"^^SS^^'^chardson, Coey, Stone of the F<mrth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarice of the Fit tli 
Ward Reidv, Sommer. Cullerton, McDonald, Baiie>, 
wSodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, GnndersonHeaJh, 
Waterman, (;ampbell. Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Lck- 
hardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcorni, and Mr. President— 32. 

^VoeA'— None. 

The Clerk presented a statement of receipts and ex- 
penditures of the West Chicago Park Commissioners for the 
vear ending February 28, 1875, which was 

Placed on file. 

PETITION^?., COMMUNICATIONB, AND OKDINANCES. 

Petition of propertv-owners for a sewer on Holt street, 
from Division to Black Hawk streets, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. White presented an order requesting the People >s 
Gas Light and Coke Compnny to lay gas mams on North 
Curtis street, from Kinzie street to West Indiana street, and 
direfling the Board of Public Works to erect lamp-posts on 
said street, and moved its passage. 

The motion yn-evailed. 

Petition of the Chicago Gas Fixture Manufacturing Co., 
proposing to light certain portions of the city with oil, was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Bailey presented an order directing the Board of 



Public W^orks to prepare an ordinance for the widening of 
Aberdeen street, from Polk street to Damon street, and 
moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White presented an order relative to the extension 
of Milwauke3 avenue, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the City Law Department be, and they are 
hereby, ordered to take immediate steps toward condemn- 
ing the property necessary to complete the Milw'aukee 
avenue extension lying between Carroll and Kmzie 
streets. 

Remonstrance against the sale of the " Long John En- 
gine House lot," located on LaSalle street, between Madi- 
son and Washington streets, was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves ana Public 
Grounds. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order relative to the repeal of 
ordinances for filling streets, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed •- ^. 

Ordered, That the Board of Pubhc Works be oirected to 
send to this Council repealing ordinances for all ordi- 
nances passed for the filling of streets for the protection of 
sewers, provided that assessments have not been made and 
confirmed by the courts. 

Aid Corcoran presented an order for a sidewalk on the 
south side of Superior street, from St. Clair street to the 
lake, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Western Excelsior Gas Com- 
pany, offering to furnish gas at reduced rates, was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 
Aid Campbell presented an order relative to the opening 
of California avenue, from Ogden avenue to Steli street, 
which was , ^ , ,. ,,r , 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Cullerton presented an order relative to the con- 
struction of viaducts within the limits of the city. 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Railroads. 
-The motion prevailed. . -r, •, ^ 

Aid Cullerton moved that the Committee on Railroads 
be instructed to report on the resolution at the next regu- 
lar meeting of this Council. 
The motion prevailed. 

An ordinance amending section 6 of chapter 51 of the 
revised ordinances of 1S73, entitled "Vehicles," was' 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 
An ordinance amending section i of chapter 7 of the re- 
vised ordinances of 1873, entitled "i;oal," was 
Referred to the Committee on Markets. 
Petition of citizens for the purchase of a school site in 
the vicinity of Van Buren and Paulina, streets, vvas 
Relerred to the Committee on Schools. 
41d Stout presented an order amending an order passed 
Oct. 26. LS74. for the purchase of a school site at Niekerson- 
ville, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows: 
^„es_Folev, Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer. Cullerton, iNlcDonald. 
Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, 
Heath Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland. Quirk, 
Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Mur^phy, Swee^ 
ney. Lynch. Dickinson, Jonas, 
dent— 33. 
Noe^— None. 
The followin g is the order as passed 

Ordered, That the order passed Oct. 26, 1874, for the ptir- 
chase of a school site at Nickcrsonville, be amended by 
striking out the words •' Sophia street." and insert m lieu 
thereof the words " Lewis street." 

Aid. Sommer presented a petition of citizens for sewer ii 
Wentworth avenue, which was 

Referred to Board of Public Works 



C{)rcoran, and Mr. Presl 



Aid. Stout presented an order directing the Board 
Public Works to make estimate of the expense of buildin 
engir.e house and police station on Webster avenue, am 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed 



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Petition ^cmzer^^r ^ej^l^ou eaM sme of^^ 

i^dT \ ?rsi?e"P?or?esf alen.u>, lona400 feet south of 
rhmv-iifth street to Thirty-seventh street, was 
Referred to the Board of Puhhc Works. 
\id Rcidv presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Worlcs to prepare an ordinance for side\^^lk on the 
nSthsidfoVa/nrabia street, fr^^^ Fox street, 

ar.a moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of property-owners against laying ot rail- 
road track on Stewart avenue \yas 
Referred to Committee on Rauroads. 
^Id R B. Stone pre.-ented an amendment to See. 9, Chap, 
Is'r 6. entitled " Horse Railroads,'' which was 
Referred to Committee on Railroads. 
A.ld T C ClarKe uresented an order directing the Board 
of Fnblic Works to cause all openings iii streets made in 
Siting atfrozen water pipes to be immediately closed.ana 
moved its passase. 
The motion prevailed. 

\ld Dickin^■on presented an order directing the Board 01 
Pifhlic Works to Place eas-lamps on Walton place, east ot 
Rush street, and mioved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. , 

Aid. Sommer presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to cau^^e the Pittsbnrg and Ft W a>ne R R. 
Co toplaceaiiaomanatthe crossnig of Tmrty-fnst street 
and Stewart avenue, ar,d moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

P tiiion of Chapin Bros., complaining of an obstruction 
placed on We.st Water street on their side track, was 
Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of E. A. Shedd & Co., for side track on Stewart 
avenue to their ice house, was 
Refer'-ed to Committee on Railroads. , j 

\id. Cullerton presented a petition for sidewalk on both j 
sides of Lincoln and Robey streets between iMueteenth < 
><treet and Blue Island avenue, which was 1 

Referredto the Board of Pubhc Works. j 

\ld Rvan presented an ordinance amending the f5rst, j 
third fourth ?fth. tenth, and eleventh sectums of an or- 
U imce entihed " An ordinance authorizing the construc- 
oaSd operation of a horse railway on North avenue be- 
tween xMilwauke avenue and Humboldt Parle, m the ci>-.y of 

^'^efer°red to^the Committe on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

\ld Campbell presented a preamble and resolution in 
relation VJ a ^Dili pending in the General Assembly tor the 
reorganization of the city, and moved its adoption. 

Aid! qIS? ^called for the previous question, and the call 

''Tmestion' being on the motion to adopt the resolution, 
vi>Cnllerton demanded the ayes and noes.and the resolu- 
tion Avas adopted by the following vote: 

^l,/,,_Foley, Richardson Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fit h ^pu Clarke of the 
Fifth W^rd Reidy, Sommer, Hildretn, Bailey, O Brien, 
W-oodman .'chiTk of the Tenth Ward White, Gunder- 
so? Heath, Waterman, Campbell Case Cleveland Quirk, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murnhy Sweene>, 
Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran, ana Mr. President-32. 

j\v^e;,_Callerton, McDonald, Lynch—o. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The Common Council has fixed and desig- 
nated the twenty-third dav of April next as the day of elec- 
iin at wnich Sme the question of tne adoption of the^gen- 
eral Sco?poratlon act for towns and cities is to be submit- 
Tf-d to the voters of Chicago ; and 

WHEP?EAS. Certain citizens and noliticis^s have prepared 
and presented to the General Assembly a bill (and 

are now at Springfield lo^.^y^ng , .^0%^ ^^!, Pfde 
i-pi nurnorting: to be " An act to _ proviae 

n^r'the'^r^ofgaStion of cities." .which ^^ fact is intended 
oulv to anpfy to Chicago, and which if adopted will pro- 
duce a 5tv government that will menace our property and 
prtjve dangerous to the putjlic weal; and 

WHEREAS, It would be extremely impolitic fo^ the Gen- 
eral Assembly to complicate matters m Chicago by passing 
a second general incorporation act tor cities intended only 
^or Chicago whil^ our citizens are considering about to 
vote UDon the one now upon our statutes ; and ^ ^ ., ^ 

£ the representatives of the people, we cannot do less 
than to enter our solemn protest against the passage ot 



this bill which, if adopted, would create a Tarnmany worse 
than that which cursed New York, and turnish the ma- 
chinery for plundering the City Treasury to the extent of 
millions upon millions of dollars: therefore be it 

A>e,^'o/ref7, That our Senators and Representatives m the 
General Assembly be, and they are hereby, most earnestly 
Scfre^m^tfull? Requested to use their inflt.ence m the 
General Assembly against the passage of said bill, and 

^"i'SS, That the City Clerk be. and he 1? hereby di- 
rected to cause printed copies of these resolutions and pre- 
ambles to be sent to our Senators . and Representatives at 
Springfield, and to the President of the Senate and to the 
Speaker of the House. 

Communication from the United Irish Societies of Chi- 
ca<-o inviting the Mavor and Aldermen to participate in 
the procession on St. Patrick's day, was 
Accepted and placed on file. c,-^' „iv i-n 

Aid. Quivk presented an order directing Siaewalk In- 
spectors to report broken lamps to the Gas Inspector, which 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES— FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred peti- 
tion of John Noonan for compensation for a horse s^old at 
the City Pound, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an ^iccompanying order. 

Aid Heath moved to concur m the report. 

ScLHeSTm^ov'lfJhat the engrossment of the order be 

^The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

V^,i_Frlev Warren. Coey, Stone of the Fourth W ard 
St(fne^f the' Fifth W^^^^ of the Fifth Ward. 

Reidv Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth McDonald, 
Balev O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White.' Gunderson. Heaih,\yaterman Campbell Ca^e 
Cleveland Quirk. Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len 

! gacher Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Cor- 

; coran, and Mr. President-35. 

! JN^oes— -Richardson— ]. 



Aid Hildreth moved that the order be ,.-~^ - 

The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

^i,,PS_Folev, Warren, Coey, Stone of the fourth 
wfrd Stone of the Fifth W^ard. Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
ScDonald BkileTo'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Wa?d White, Gunderson, Heath Waterman CampbeU 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ry^n, EcKhardt Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Murphy. Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 3o. 

i\^oe.s— Richardson— 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: _ x.„ „., 

OrliS That the Comptroller be, and he is, hereby au- 
thorized to nay to Mr. John Noonan the sum or twenty-five 
dollarfS to be paid out of the contingent or other 
moneys unappropriated. 

i^lso, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a communi- 
cation from the B^ard of Public Works asking the Council 
?oapmopriate money for cleaning and repairing streets 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 

'XrSSfhmot^d that the engrossment of the order be 

"^Thfmotion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

4.,^s— Folev Richardson. Warren, Coe\, Stone ot tne 
FmSi Ward Stone of the Fifth W'ard, Clarke of tiie 
Fmh Ward' Redv Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
M DonaS Bailey,'S^Brien, Woodmaii^ Clark of the Ten h 
Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath Waterman Campbe J, 
rnVe Cleveland Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahi 
SSacher Murph?. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas' 
Corcoran, Mr. President— 36. 
Noes— None. 
Aid. Heath moved that the order be Passed 

Hclth Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland Quirk 
Pvnu Eckhardt Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Murphj, 
SwSey Lynch.' Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 36. 
iV^oes— None. 



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The following is the order as passed ■ 

RAILROADS. 

port recon,„H.?, Ji„7jL'pii''of Vh^fo dl;'""'"^" " ''' 

T ^^i5 f''llo\v]iigi^ the report: 

'mot. ^Slf'Sst'^S"" "'"^-"^-o'a'cago, m com- 

James O'Briex, 
T. W. Stout, 
Geo. E. White, 
David ^Jurphy. 
Committee on Railroads. 

The loliowing is the ordinance : 

AN ORDIXAXCE 

Whereas. S.v aii ordiuanee iias<P'^ Cior or tv-. *^ r. 

liiiiisiisiii 

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^ni^'lccemlZf tfl^^' '^''' '™°^ ^'^^^ ^^f^^^ its passage 

.^Ald. Richardson moved that the Council do now ad- 
^^.^'''o^-'''-" ''■-^'^ lo^'t by the following vote- 

mar c£r^o7"fhe ^Sk w'S'V ^^Z^^^^^' ^^'-'l" 
Cleveland, Eckhardl Sueeuev Lvnoh T^i f •'°"' ?^^''^' 
ran, Mr. Presldent-lo " ' i-vnch, Dickinson, Corco- 



Also, 

i track tonf Clark st,t;: sX^^'tt^d aVlSirtThereon"™ *"■■ 

i James O'Brien. 

i T. W. Stout, 

Geo. E. White, 
David .Murphy. 

; Committee on Railroads. 

I judiciary. 

I Iaw'^vS'i'ii3"„Vb?;^h°er" '''"""^'''' .bat the report bo 
i T "'?,? following is tlie reoort: 

J. L. Campbell, 
E. F. Cullerton, 
A. X. Watee.man, 
Committee on Judiciary. 
Also, 

oveV tS^p^b/i^h?:,""^" "'"^""^^ "«" •^'^ ^<'»»" be l»id 

■'° *? i!;iirii"iie'it,;'3''" °' ">' "'>■ "' ""-•»• '■■ ^•°■"■ 

palsagc. "'■^ "^'"^ ordinance, they recommend its 

W. PI. Richardson, 

L. ScHAFFNE!!. 

E. F. Cullkkton. 
Committee on Judiciary. 



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A.X OKDIXANCE 



ConeerniiiS -oommissionaires," and amending chanter ;!9 
RnuneS:-'' '^"'''"''''°^^^^^' ^""^'^^^^ -'Porters and 

'^'mao'-'""^ *^^ ^^ ^^^ ^'"""^^^^'' Council of the city of vhi- 
Section 1. That no person, for a fee or reward act as a 
eon.mis.s]onaire for the purpose of carrying expressil!- 
tnuismitting. or forwarding for the public geifeni^^h pack- 
ages, messages, parcels, goods, wares or chattels, either on 
foot or by vehicle drawn or propelled bv such pers("n un- 

r ^fi- "■ • J^^i^O" Of gc>od moral character, or any cor- 
poration or association of individuals, on application to the 
Mayor m writing, shall be entitled to a license to act asa 
commissionaire m accordance with the provisions S tec 
tion 1 or this chapter, upon the payment or five (5) dollars 
per annum tor every such person"^ who shall act as such 
commissionaire, or who shall be employed byanvsuch 
corporation or association of individuals to act as such 
commissionaire, and no other fee act as such 

fo?himsei"?or''am'otw" ^'* ^' ^ commissionaire, either 
lor nimselt or any other person or persons, coruoration or 
association of individuals, unless he shall, whilesoactin'o-as 
commissionaire or messenger as aforesa d! weir con sS^I- 
ously upon his person a badge or insignia, i^pofiwhchsha 1 
tlr-ee"Shs 1?fn''in 1 ^" 1 J egible letters' of^ noT llss than 

a?CwSh?h:° !;.?' P^"'"-''': °^ association of individi'i- 
ais lor which the said commissionaire or messenger is act- 
ing, together with the number of the emplove (ommis- 
sionaire. or messenger, placed on said badge, and suih 
o her uniform as said company, corporation, person or per 
sons or association of individuals inav prescribe ^ 

^icdinf oi-"h';?f f.^-l r "^" ''f ^'^ ''' P^^''^^^^^" °^' ^'^y «f '^^^ 
tWphv' ei ; 11 ^^^^ ^"^ pertorm any act or thing required 

nn^?.- Vh ''"«"" t'iV''^^'°" ^^ ^^le^l i"^ a sum of monev 
not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dol- 
fn.fh'r'^'^'''^'.^^.^-"'^"^""ed in the House of Correction 
for the space of ninety davs at hard labor, or both at the 

^Sec. o. That sections 11, 12, and 18, of chapter 39 Revised 
Ordinances, entitled -Porters and runners,'' passed Nov 
%p^'« ^Tu-'"^ f-^ -'^"^^ ^'■e *^«''eby repealed. 
_ st-cbi his ordinance shall be in force and takp pff'pf.r 
irom and after its passage and due publication ' '" 

SCHOOLS. 

,^n!^f.^+-'''^-^^^^^ on schools, to whom was referred a com- 
munication asking purchase of school site corner Wabash 
avenue and Thirty-fifth street, submitted a report thereon 

ovef'aifd^p^ub'led^""^ '^"""^"^ ^^^^ ^^^ -^-^ b"'-^^' 

The following is the report: 

iour Committee on Schools to whom was referred 1 
rr.^;V'''f '°," -^'"^ *^^ ^"^^^^ »f EducatToraskTng pur 

street \I^^n^\:'^'^:y:'"'^' '''''^^^■^^ ^^^"^<^ ^"^ ThirtVm- h 
stieet. having had the same under advisement respectful 
ly recommend The passage of the following order "^ 

OMered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby, authorized and directed to purchase fo? a 
school site lots 1, J, 5, 8. and 9 of H. O Stone's sub iru- v 
wlVA"^ '''■ '^' '.""'t l«t-^ ^ei"g the sonthwe t con er S 
,, \ «;Vh ^"""^ ^"^ Thirty-fifth street, and being 25 feet 
i)\\ abash avenue by a depth of 169^ in Thirtv hfrh 
street, provided that the title to said prWe-y be found 
Kooc and satisfactory to the Corporation SmLl and he 
S17 50? ^^^^^"^^^i '^ P^y iov siid prr,perty the !um of 
' ■ S- E. Cj.evklaxd, 

C. H. Case. 

Tho8. Lyn-ch, 

P. REim-. 

Tnos. C. Clarke. 
Also. 

The same committee, to whom was referred a commTmi 
cK o/a™o?' ?'T' "' ^^d'^'-'^tion relativ'e fo'X p r- 
cnase of a scn(;o] site corner of Lincoln and ThirtV hf-k 
streets, submitted a report thereon Thirtj-hf,h 

ove^LS"pub1?^he'!i!'"'" demanded that the report be laid 
T,The following is the report: 

^ mSn ^S^f '^4;^S^" '' ''"' "*^ ^^ ^^^-^« ^" «-- 
'iour Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 



^n?nw ^^^'''''/'■"?^ ^?^ ^°^^^ ^^ Education relative to the 
^^1}^^^% ^^ ^ '^^'^"L^'^^ ^^"'^^ «^ Lincoln and Thirty fifth 
streets, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report that your committee has considered the sub- 
ject matter and find that Lincold street has not beer 
opened south ot Thirty-fifth street; your committee would 
recommend the. purchase of the site recommended p?ie 
Board of Education provided the owner thereof wil vacate 
33 feet Iron ting on Thirty-fifth street, for the purpose of 
orde"f^^ ^"^'^^^^^ street, and the passage of the following 

Ordered That the City Comptroller be and 
he IS hereby authorized to purchase for a sc ol 
'.vf c/^^'^^^'^ri-' ^^?* "^ '^e '^a^^t 300 feet of block 24, Cia 
TiTtrmv,^''^'^'V''S" '^«- •^^' t- ^y- "•• r- 14 e, fronting on 
Thirty-fitth street, by a depth of 134 feet runnhig south 

i^?^-^'.^l"^r"S-^\i^^^'^^''^^'^ the northeast corn e? of said 
block 24, Canal Trustees' Sub-Division of the e. %of sec 1!i 
t. oJ n., r I4e., for a price not to exceed four thousand 
eight hundred and six dollars (84,806). tnousand 

S. E. Cleveland, 
C. H. Case, 
Thomas Lynch, 
Thos. C. Clarke, 
Philip Reipy. 
Committee on Schools. 
Also, 

ov'eJt'dTuShS?*'' ^'"'""''""'- '"'^' '"= «-°°« '« >'"'' 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled. '^ ' 
Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a cer- 
Wrllan'' >?'\R7-*^n^ Bpard of Education, adopted hy Hm 
boara Jan. 2G, IR/o. asking the Common Council to ai point 
three appraisers lor the purpose named in said resolution 
and which resolution is thereto attached and made a pan 

respectfully report and recommend that the fol- 
lowing named persons be appointed . by the Com- 
mon Council as; such appraisers, to wit: E. H She - 
don, Avery Moore, and F. C. Vierlin? with 
full authority to appraise and determine the value of the 
school fund property now leased, so as to determine and 
hx the rent thereof for five years next following the 8th 
aaj of May, 18/D, m accordance with the terms of the 
leases of said property, which said property is described 
in the annexed schedule. s. E. CLevelInd 

C. H. Case, 
Thomas Lynch, 
Philip Reidy, 
Thos. C. Clarke, 
Committee on Schools. 



STREETS and ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

e "^i^-T?"^™^^' ^^ t^^ Committee on Streets and Alleys 
South Division, to whom was referred an ordinance for 
opening Logan street, from its present terminus to Archef 

Aid. R. B. Stone and Stout demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. ^>^i-"jii ue 

The following is the report: 

Your committee, to whom was referred the within 
ordinance, having had the same under advisement, are of 
opinion that said assessment should be made, and therefore 
recommend the passage of the ordinance. i ^J^^rciore 

FUED. SOMMER, 

R. B. Stone. 
Tom Foley, 
F. VV. Warren. 

adjournment. 

Aid. Case moved that the Council do now adiourn 
Ihe motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows • 
wf ^/^'"^^^^^^\^^^'*""' ^'^'arren. Coey. Stone of the Fourth 
S thP ffi'th w'"'"!'').^^^^.^''^^^' McDonald. Bailey, Clar 
of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman Case 
Cleveland Quirk Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Murphy 
Sdent-^/4" ' ^^'^^^"^""- Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr.' 

i\^oe.s'— Warren, Stone of the Fifth Ward C;]arkP nf 
the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, O'Brien, and White--6 ^ 

And the Council stood ftdjourned. 

JOS, K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk, 



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MARCH 22, 1875. 



Official Report. 



Pretent— Aid. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Co«y, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cul- 
lerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, 
Clark of the JTenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch Dickin- 
lon. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

Absent— A.[d. Spalding, O'Brien, Heath, and Waterman. 



Aid. ClarJte of the Fifth Ward, moved that the min- 
utes of the regular meeting held March 15, 187.5, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from D. S. Went- 
worth, Principal of Cook County Normal School, inviting 
the Council to be present at their quarterly examination. 
which was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for the vacation of part of alley in block 2, Union 
Park Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Cleveland moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, 
McClory, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaff- 
ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcor'in, 
and Mr. President— 35. 

Noaa — None. 



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LIBRARY 

CHICAGO 



Aid, Campbell moved that the ordinance be nassed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes—Folej, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, 
McClory, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleve- 
land, QuirJc, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 85. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINAVCE 

for the vacation of part of northeast and southwest alleys 

in block 2, Union Park Addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the Common vounnt of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That a portion of the alley running nortneast 
and southwest, in block 2, Union Park Addition to Chicago, 
as shown on the portion colored red of the plat hereto at- 
tached, be, and the same is hereby, vacated 
and closed: .Provided, however, that 'this ordi- 
nance shall not take efiPect until a new 
alley sixteen feet in width, as shown on the portion colored 
brown of the plat hereto attached, shall have been opened 
through the east part of lot 15 in said block 2, and a plat of 
the same placed on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alley shall be opened and a plat of 
the same placed on public record within thirty days from 
the passage of this ordinance, otherwise it shall be of no 
effect. 

Also, 

Report and ordinance establishing grades between Rush 
and North State streets and the lake shore drive. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth WarS, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, McDonald. Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward. White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaflf- 
ner, Murphv, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, 
Mr. President— 35. 



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iVoes— None. ^. ^ , 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance be passed. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
^4..es_Folev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerld Coey Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward Clarke 
01 the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cuilerton McClory, 
McDonald, Bailev, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner.' Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 35. 
iVofis— None. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

establishing grades between Rush and North State street 

and the Lake Shore drive. _^ .^ ^ ^, . 

£e it oraai'ied bi/ the Common Council of the citv of Chi- 

SECxioN 1. Tnat the grades of the following streets and 
places be. and the same are hereby, established as follows, 

^'^•= Feet. 

Chestnut street, at the intersection of Pine street 12 5-10 

Delaware place, at the intersection'of l^ine street. . . .12 o-io 
Walton place, at the intersection of Pine street ^ 12 5-10 



Oak street, at a point 600 feet east of e. line of Rush 



street 



13 



12 5-10 



Oakwood street, at a point 600 feet east of e. line of 

Rushstreet :— ••,•; — vw^ 

Cedar street, at a point 600 feet east of e. line of Rush ^ 

street ••• 12 o-io 

Elm street,' at° a' point 600 feet east of e. line of Rush 

street • * o-lO 

Division'streetVat the "intersection of Astor street 13 5-10 

Scott street, at the intersection of Astor street 

Goethe street, at the intersection of Astor street. . ....14 

Goethe street, at a point 565 feet east of e. line of N. 

StfltG strGGt • ••••• ,...-. i*> 

Banks street, at the intersection of Astor street .... ...14 

Banks street, at a point 516 feet east of e. hue of N, 



.13 5-10 



State street. 



.12 5-10 



Schiller street, at the intersection of Astor street. ..... 14 

Schiller street, at a point 550 feet east of e. nne oi N. 

State street • — 4.;--"^f ^ 

On Oak street, Oalnvood street, Cedar street, Elm street, 
Division street, Scott street, Goethe street, Banks street, 
Schiller street, at the intersection of the west line of the 
Lake Shore drive, 9 feet. The line of grade between saia 
points to be straight lines from point to point. 

Sec *>. That all ordinances, or parts of ordinances, con- 
flicting with the above ordinance be, and the same are 
hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 3. The above heights as lixea are intended to be 
measured from the plane of low water of A. D. 1847, as 
lixed bv the Commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal and adopted bv the late Sewerage Commissioners 
and by the Board of Public Works, as the base or datum 
lor city levels. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 



Also. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south side 

of Superior street, from St. Clair street to its eastern ter- 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Corcoran, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

yl,,es_Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. CuUerton, 
McClory, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White. Gunderson, Caranbell, Case, Cleveland. Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran, 
and Mr. President— 35. , 

iVocs— None. 

Also, 
\ report and ordinance for sidewalk on the north side of 
West Twelfth street, from Western avenue to California 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Campbell, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

^yes— Folev, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the I'lfth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Cuilerton, Mc- 



Clory, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk. Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 35. 
A^ocs— None. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, to 
whom was referred an adverse report and ordinance for 
opening and extending Fifth avenue, from Taylor street to 
Twelfth street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Woodman and Stout demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was recommitted an adverse report from the 
Board of Public Works and an ordinance providing for the 
opening or extending Fifth avenue from Taylor street to 
Twelfth street, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfullv report that your committee have come to the 
conclusion that the opening of said Fifth avenue would be 
a public improvement, and therefore recommena that the 
report of the Board of Public Works be placed on file, and 
the ordinance providing for the opening or extending of 
Fifth avenue from Taylor street to Twelfth street be 

Wm. Fitzgerald, 
Fred, Sommer, 
R. B. Stone, 
Tom Foley, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 



The same committee, to whom was referred a petition for 
the opening of an alley between Vincennes and Stanton 
avenues, south of Thirty-seventh street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Clark, of the Fifth Ward, moved to concur m the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed to prepare an ordinance in accordance 
with the request of said petition and in conformity with 
the inclosed plat. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a petition 
for the opening of Thirty-seventh street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and are 
hereby, ordered to prepare an ordinance for the opening of 
Thirty-seventh street, between State street and Indiana 
avenue, of uniform width with said street east and west of 
said proposed opening . 

Also. 

The same committee, to whom was referred a petitii r 
for the vacation of Fontaine street, submitted a repc . 
recommending that the petition be placed on file. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved that the report be concurred ia. 

The motion prevailed. 

streets and alleys, west division. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys of the West Di- 
vision to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
widening North Halsted street from Wesc Kinzie street 
to Hubbard street, submitted a report recommending that 
the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. White moved to concur m the report and pass the 
ordinance. , . . 

The motion prevailed, the report was concurred m, and 
the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

Aves—^o\Q\-,' Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Callerton 
McClory. McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward White. Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Clevekind, 
Quirk Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaflraei*, 



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Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, 
Mr. Pre"sident— 35. 

iS'ofes— None. 

Also, 

The some committee, to whom was referred a report 
and ordinance for the vacation of alleys in lot 2, block 14, 
sec. 21, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. McDonald and "Stout demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Gextlemex: Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
vVest Division, to whom was referred an ordinance for the 
vacation of alleys in lot 2, block 14, sec. 21, naving had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report and recom- 
mend its passage. 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

T. F. Bailey. 
J. L. Campbell. 
Geo. E. White, 
A. N. Waterman, 
M. Ryan, 
(-<)mmittee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

ORDINANCE 

for the vacation of alleys in lot 2, block 14. Canal Trustees' 

Subdivision of w. Y- and part of s. e. 3^ section 21, t. 39, 

n. r. 14 e. 
Be it ordained by the ComrnGn Council of the city of CMcaao: 

Section 1, That the alleys in lot 2, block 14, Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of w. 14 and part of s. e, 34, section 21, t. 
39, n, r. 14 e., as shown oh the plat hereto attached, be, and 
the same are hereby, vacated, and closed. 

Sec, 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for the vacation of an alley in block 2, Travers' 
subdivision in section 23. town 39 north, range 13 east, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the ordinance be 
passed. 

Aid. Reidy and Stout demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred an ordinance for the vaca- 
tion of an alley in block 2, Travers' subdivision, section 23, 
town 39 north, range 13 east, having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report and recommend its 
pas.sage. 

E. F. Culleeton, 
T. F, Bailey, 
C. L. Woodman, 
J. L. Campbell, 
Geo. E. White, 
A. N. Waterman, 
M. Ryan, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a remon- 
strance against the improvement of Jefferson street, from 
Twelfth to Harrison street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the remonstrance be placed on file. 

Aid. Bailey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ilso, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a petition of 
citizens for the opening of Seymour street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the petition be referred to the 
Board of Pnblic Works. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



wharves and FrBLIC GROUNDS. 

The Committee on Whan-es and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred bids for the sale of the Long John en- 
gine-house lot, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Reidy demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report : 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com 

mon Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the bid of D. J. Small for the purchase 
of the lot known as the Long John engine-house lot, on 
LaSalle street near the Chamber of Commerce, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully report in favor of 
said lot to D. J. Small, it being the highest bid in the 
hands of the committee, and your committee would ask 
the passage of the following order. 

F. W. Warren, 
David Murphy, 
J. Jonas, 
R. Stone, 

Committee. 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, di- 
rected to transfer said property to D. J. Small on payment 
of fifty-two Thousand eight hundrea dollars ($52,800), ac- 
cording to the terms in the advertisement. 
Also, 
The same committee to whom was referred the bids 
for the Huron Street Police Station lot, suomitted a report 
thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Reidy demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled . 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
v/hom was referred the bid of FrederickWalker to purchase 
the lot known as Huron Street Police Station lot, situated 
on Huron street, between Clark and Dearborn streets, for 
$95 (ninety-five dollars) per frotit foot, cash, having had the 
same under adviiement, respectfully report in favor of the 
•sale of said lot to Frederick Walker, it being the highest 
bid iu the hands of the committee. And your committee 
would recommend the passage of the accompanying order. 

F. W. Warren, 
R. Stone, 
P. McClory, 
David Murphy, 
J. Jonas, 

Committee. 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
directed to transfer said property to Frederick Walker on 
payment of $95 (ninety-five dollars) cash per front foot. 
Also. 
The same committee, to whom was referred the bid of 
Frederick Walker for piece of property between Eugenie 
street, North avenue, Clark, and LaSalle streets, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Reidy demanded that the report be laid 
over and publishea. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
v/hom was referred the proposition of l* rederick Walker 
to purchase the piece of property lying south of Eugenie 
street, north of North avenue, east of LaSalle street, and 
west of North Clark street, for the sum of fifty-one thou- 
sand dollars (Sol, 000)— one-third cash, balance in one and 
two years, six per cent, interest— having had the same un- 
der advisement, respectfully report in favor of the 
sale of the above mentioned property to Frederick 
Walker, it being the highest bid in the hands 
of the committee; also, that the property has been adver- 
tised for a long time without drawing any bids w'orth con- 
sidering until that of Mr. Walker's was received, which we 
consider a fair market price for said property, and your 
committee would ask the passage of the following order: 

F, W. Warren, 
P. McClory, 
David Murphy, 
J. Jonas, 

Committee. 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
directed to transfer said property to Frederick Walker for 
551,000, by the terms embodied in this report. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred the proposi- 
tion of Frederick Walker to purchase the reservoir lot on 
Chicago avenue, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Reidy and Stout demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 
The following is the report: 



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To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, iu Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the proposition of Frederick Walker to 
purehas'' the piece of property on Chicago avenue (knowu 
as the old reservoir lot) for the sum of ($.0,500) ten tnou- 
i.and iive hundred dollars, property on Chicago avenue 
southwest corner of Sedgwick street, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report baving carefully 
considered the bid, and recommend the sale of said prop- 
erty to i^'rederick Walker, it beina: the highest bid in the 
hands of the committee, and would ask the passage of the 
following order. 

F. W. Warren, 
R. Stone, 
F. McClory, 
David Murphy. 
J. Jonas, 

Committee. 
Ordered, That the Comptroller oe, and he is hereby, di- 
rected to transfer said property to Frederick Walker on pay- 
ment of ten thousand five hundred dollars, according to 
the terms in the advertisement. 

gas lights. 
The Committee on Gas Lights, to wh(>m was referred an 
ordinance amending section 1, chap. 34, R. 0., submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aid. Sweeney and Fitzgerald demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred an 
ordinance amending section one (1) chapter thirty-four 
(34) Revised Ordinance, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfullv recommend that the accompany- 
ing ordinance be referred to the Corporation Counsel for 
his opinion in regard to the legality of the same. 

J. Jonas. 
F. W. Warren. 
J. H. Hildreth. 
D. W. Clark, Jr. 

Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a resolution 
relative to the duties of Gas Inspector, submitted a report 
recommending that the resolution be placed on file. 

Aid. Sweeney and White demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mavor and Aldermen in Common Council assem- 
bled: 

Your Committee on Gas Light, to whom was referred a 
resolution in relation to the duties of Gas Inspector, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port, that while the ordinance has not been fully complied 
with according to the Inspector's report, yet your commit- 
tee are of the opinion that many of the facilities to properly 
fulfill the letter of the ordinance are entirely wanting: that 
the extreme cold weather has caused a large per cent of 
breakage, and, without doubt, to some extent, a degenera- 
tion in the quality of the gas. 

Another obvious reason for so many lamps being out of 
repair is the chean material used in the new lamps and the 
manner in which they are constructed, the responsibility 
of which rests with the parties having the contract to fur- 
nish and keep the lamps in repair; and your committee are 
further of the opinion that there is and has been a neglect 
on the part of the police whose duty it is to carefully note 
and report the condition of all lamps on their several 



beats ; your committee would recommend that the Board of 
PublicWorks give their immediate attention to the proper 
construction of street lamps as per contract, and that the 
police be instructed to give more attention to the condition 
of the lamps aiid make their reports as required, and 
would therefore recommend that said resolution be placed 
on file, all of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. Jonas. 
J H. Hildreth, 
F. W. Warren, 
D. W. Clark, Jb, 
B. Quirk. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred an order for 
lamp-posts on Kissam Ptreet, submitted a report recom- 
mending thftt the order be passed. 



Aid. Bailey moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works, and they are 
hereby instructed, to prepare an ordinance for lamp-posts 
on Kissam street, between Center avenue and Loomis 
street, and submit the same to this Council at its earliest 
convenience. 

Also. 

The same committee, to whom was referred an order 
relative to annulling the existing contracts between the 
city and South and West Side Gas Companies, submitted a 
report recommending that the order be referred to the Cor- 
poration Clounsel for his opinion in regard to its legality. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom w^s referred a petition for 
lamp-posts on North avenue, from Hoyne street to Rock- 
well street, submitted a report recommending that the 
petition be referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Gas Inspector on the condition of street 
lamps, submitted a report recommending that the service- 
pipes in ail new posts be increased to one inch and % inch 
riser. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an order for 
gas pipe on Finuell street, from Archer avenue to Vent- 
worth avenue, submitted a report, recommending; that the 
order be referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the quar- 
terly report of the Gas Inspector, submittea a report 
thereon. 

Aid. Gunderson and VVhite demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, to whom was referred the quar- 
terly report of tne Gas Inspector, having had the same un- 
der advisement, respectfnlly report that said report be ac- 
cepted and placed on file. 

J. Jonas, 
F. W. Warren, 
J. H. Hildreth, 
D. W. Clark, Jr. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an order for 
lamp-posts on Stewart avenue, from Archer avenue to 
Grove street, submitted a report recommending that the 
order be referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Sommer moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

public buildings. 

The Commiitee on Public Buildings, to whom was 
ferred a resolution relating to the building of a city hall, 
submitted a report recommending that the resolution be 
placed on file. 

Aid. SchaflFner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The same committee, to whom was referred a resolution 
relative to the building of a city hall, submitted a report 
recommending that the resolution be placed on file. 

Aid. Cleveland moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the joint re- 
port of the Committee on Public Buildings of the County 
Commissioners, the Board of Public Works, and your Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings, concerning the erection of a 
new City Hall and Court HouBe. submitted a report there- 
on. 



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Aid. Sweeney and Stout demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. • . -• 

The following is the report: 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Public Buildings, to wbom was re- 
ferred the joint leport of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings of the County Commissioners, the Board of Public 
Works, and your Committee on Public Buildings, concern- 
ing the erection of a new City Hall and Court House, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, respectfully report 
and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and it is 
hereby, directed to employ, in conjunction with the Board 
of County Commissioners of Cook County, three architects, 
whose duty it shall be to prepaie the necessary plans and 
specifications for the erection of a new City Hall and 
Court House, the entire walls to be constructed of stone 
of a good quality, upon block thirty-nine (39), 
in the original town of Chicago, commonly known as the 
Court House square; that the entire cost of said building 
shall not exceed 61,500,000. Said building to be for the use 
of the county and city governments respectively; and the 
general exterior design of the same to be of a uniform char- 
acter and appearance, as shall be agreed upon by said 
Board of Public Works and said County o'ommissioners. 
Said architects, when the plans and specifleations for said 
building shall have been prepared by them and agreed 
ipon by said board, to take charge of and superintend the 
construction of said building to its completion, under the 
direction aud control of said Board of i-'ublic Works and 
j^aid Board of County Commissioners respectively; 
and said architect shall also do and perform every other 
service or thing necessary to be done in and about the 
construction and erection of said building to completion, 
which shidl be done and performed by them or either of 
them as such architects, by said boards respectively, and 
shall receive jointly from the city of Chicago 
as their compensation for their 'entire services 
as such architects, aud for the services of each of them 
one per cent, of two and one-half millions of dollars, and 
no other or further coaipensation whatever from said city. 
That whenever said architects shall have been so ern- 
ployed, and the plains and specifications agreed upon in 
manner aforesaid, said Board of Public Works shall with- 
out unnecessary delay proceed to advertise in the manner 
required bylaw, for proposals for excavating and putting 
in the foundations up to the established grade line for 
that portion of said building to be occupied by the city 
government, and situate west of ■ the" nort'i 
and south center line of said block, and 
o let the contract or contracts therefor. 
And during the progress of said work said board is direct- 
d to advertise in the manner required by law, for propos- 
als for furnishing all the materials and doing the remain- 
der of the worii necessary to be done to complete the erec- 
tion and construction of the city portion of said building, 
and to let the contract or contracts therefor; the contract 
or contracts for excavating and putting in said foundations 
for the city portion of sain building, as also the contract or 
contracts for furnishing the material for and performing 
the remainder of the work necessary' to be 
aone to complete the city portion of said btiilding: 
to ^e let, in each instance, whenever the Board of County 
Commissioners shall have let the contract or contracts for 
loing like work, and furnishing the materials for the con- 
truction of the c-ountv's portion of said building, so that 
he construction and erection of the city's portion of said 
uilding, and the county's portion thereof, shall be begun 
..nd progress to completion simultaneouslv, as nearly as 
may be. 

David Coey, 
R. Stone, 

L. SCHAFFNER, 

S. E. Cleveland, 
P. McClory. 

Committee. 
Aid. Hildreth moved that the Committee on Gountv Re- 
lations be instructed to report on all matters in their 
hands at the next meeting of the Council. 
The motion prevailed. 



UXFIXISHBD BUSINESS. 

Communication from the Board of Public Works relative 
to the occupancy of the Exposition Building by the Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad (ompany, laid over and published 
March 8. 1875. 



Aid. Stout moved that the communication be placed o* 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Boa»d of Public Works relative 
to appropriation for street-cleaning purposes, tabled tem- 
porarily March 8, 1875. 

Aid Hildreth moved that the communication be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on iiSchools on appointment of ap- 
praiser of school lands, laid over and published March 15, 
1875. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be laid over tem- 
porarily. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Foley, Richardson, Warren, Sommer, Cullerton, 
McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, White, 
Gunderson, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Jonas, Corcoran— 21. 

iV^oes— Fitzgerald. Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Lengacher, Lynch, Dickinson, and Mr. President— 14. 
I f Report of Committee on .ludiciary on ordinance coneern- 
ing commissionaires and amending chap. 39. Revised 
Ordinances of 1873, laid over and published March 15, 1875. 

Aid. Schattner moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

.4?/es— Folev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Campbell, ('ase, Cleveland. Quirk.Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 35. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follow?: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Stone of 
the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaff- 
ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corco- 
ran, and Mr. President. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Concerning "commissionaires," and amending chapter .^9 

of the Revised Ordinances of 1873. entitled "Porters and 

Runners." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City oj Chicagc : 

Section 1. That no person, for a fee or reward, act as a 
commissionaire for the purpose of carrying; expressing, 
transmitting, or forwarding for the public generally, pack- 
ages, messages, parcels, goods, wares, or chattels, either on 
foot or by vehicle drawn or propelled by such person, un- 
less every such person shall first obtain a license so to do. 

Sec. 2. Any person of good moral character, or any cor- 
poration or association of individuals, on application to the 
Mayor in writing, shall be entitled to a license to act as a 
commissionaire in accordance witn the provisions of sec- 
tion 1 of this chapter, upon the payment of five (5) dollars 
per annum for every such person who shall act as such 
commissionaire, or who shall be employed by any such 
corporation or association of individuals to- act as such 
commissionaire, and no other fee. 

Sec. 8. No person shall act as a commissionaire, either 
for himself or any other person or persons, corporation, or 
association of individuals, unless he shall, while so acting as 
commissionaire or messenger as aforesaid, wear conspifu- 
ously upon his person a badge or insignia, upon which'ghall 
be painted or engraved in legible letters of riot less than 
three eighths of an inch in length the name of the company, 
corporation, person, or persons, or asso(!iation of individu- 
als for which the said commissionaire or messenger is act- 
ing, together with the number of the employe, commis- 
sionaixe, or messenger, placed on said badge," and such 
other uniform as said company, corporation, person or per- 
sons, or association of individuals mav prescribe. 

Sec. 4. Any person who shall violate sec- 
tions one (1). two (2). or three {S"i 
of this ordinance, or any clause or provision of any of said 
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thereby, shall on conviction be fined in a sum of money 
not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars, and may be imprisoned in the House of Correction 
for the space of ninety days at hard labor, or both, at the 
discretion of the court before whom such conviction shall 
be had, and if committed by any su(3h licensed commis- 
sionaire herein provided for, his licenses may be revoked 
at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Sec. 5. That sections 11, 12, and 13, of chapter 39, Revised 
Ordinances, entitled "Porters and runners," passed Nov. 
23, 1874, be and the same are hereby repealed. 
^Sec. 6 This ordinance shall be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage and due publication. 

Report of the Committee on Judiciary on the removal of 
M. Scully from the office of Clerk of Police Court, laid over 
and published March 15, 1875. 
.Aid. Murphy moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads concerning viaduct 
over Milwaukee avenue, laid over and published March 15. 
1875. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the report be made a special 
order at the next regular meeting at 9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

• Aves— Foley, Richardson, Warren, :^itzgeraid, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, Bailey. Woodman. White, Gunderson, Campbell, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengaeher, Schaff^"ner, Murphy, Lynch, 
Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 27. 

A"oe?— McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward. Case, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, and Sweeney— 8. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the South 
Division, on a report and ordinance for opening or extend- 
ing Logan street from its present southern terminus to 
Archer avenue, laid over and published March 15, 1875. 

Aid. Sommer moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, the report was concurred in, and 
the ordinance passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth AVard, Raidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengaeher, Schaffner, Mur- 
*phy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 35.. 

Noes — None. 
' Report of Committee on Railroads, on order compelling 
C, R. I. and P. R. R. to remove their track from Clark 
street. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved that the report be laid over for 
one week. 

The motion prevailed, by the following vote: 

^1/^s— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McDonald, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Campbell. Case, - 
(.'leveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Schaffiier, Lv.ich. 
Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 25. 

^ocs— McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, White, Gunderson, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengaeher, Murphy. Svveenev— 10. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the report be made a special 
order at next regular meeting, at 9:30 p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on Railroads pre- 
sented a report oil an order concerning the erection of via- 
ducts in the city, submitted a report recommending that 
the Corporation Counsel be instructed to prepare a proper 
ordinance regulating the construction of viaducts. 

Aid. Cullerton nK)ved to concur in the report. 

'I'be motion j)revailed. 

i')pinion of Corporation (^oun.sel relative to employment 
of conductors on one-horse <ars, laid over and published 
March 15, 1875, was 

•Place'J on file. 

Opinion of Corporation Counsel relative to erection of 
city's portion of Court House, laid over and pu})lishcd 
March 15, 1875, was 

Placed on file. 

Report of Committee on Schools on purchase of school 
Pite corner of Wabash avenue and Thirty fifth street, laid 
over and published March 15.3875, was 

Referred to the Board of Education, together with a com- 
munication from John R. Walsh on sa,me subject. 



Report of Committee on Schools on purchase of school 
site on corner of Thirty-fifth and Lincoln streets, laid over 
and published March 15, 1875. was . 

Laid over temporarily. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on ordinance amend- 
ing ordinance concerning Chicago and Southern Railroad, 
laid over and published March 15, 1875. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved to amend the ordinance by add- 
ing to section 4 the words "and provided also that said 
company shall erect and keep in repair on the south side 
of said railway track a stone or brick wall at 
least eight feet high, at a point where said 
railway track crosses Kedzie' street, and running throitgh 
said Bridewell grounds at a point where said railroad track 
intersects California street, if directed by the Inspectors of 
the House of Correction so to do," 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend section 4 by striking out 
the words "or on Twenty-sixth street" wherever they occur 
in said section. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows, the 
charter requiring thirty votes in the affirmative: 

^yes— Fitzgerald, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, 
McClory, Hildreth, McDonald. Bailev, Woodman. Clarke 
of the Tenth Ward, White, Campbell, Case. Cleveland. 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr. Lengaeher, Schaff- 
ner, Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corco- 
ran, and Mr. President— 27. 

.Voes— Foley, Richardson, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer— 5. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report of the Committee on 
Schools on appointment of appraisers for school lands be 
now taken up. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth movea to take up the names of the person.-? 
recommended by the committee separately. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved that E. H. Sheldon be appointed 
an appraiser to appraise the school fund property men- 
tioned in the list attached to the report of the Committee 
on Schools, 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

4i/es— Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, McDonald, Clark of the Tenth Ward. 
Gunderjon, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengaeher, Schaffner, Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas. Corcoran, 
and Mr. President— 23. 

iVoes— Foley, Richardson, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, 
Bailey, Woodman, Ryan, Eckhardt, Murphy, Sweeney 

Aid. Campbell moved that Avery Moore be appointed 
appraiser, etc. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as follows: 

.4 yes— Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Gunderson, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Lengaeher, 
Schaffner Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, and Mr President— 
IG. 

iVoe.s— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Sommer, 
Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailev, VVood- 
man, White, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Murphy, 
Sweeney, Corcoran— 19. 

Aid. Warren moved that F. C. Vierling be appointed an 
appraiser to appraise the school fund property mentioned 
in the list attached to the report of the Committee on 
Schools. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Warren, Fitzgerald. Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone Of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. 
Reidy, Sommer, McClory, McDonald, Bailey, Woodman. 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, 
Case, f'leveland. Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, . 
Lengaeher. Schaffner. Murphy, Sweeney, i^ynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas. Corcoran, Mr. President— 32.' 

Noes— Richardson, Cullerton, Hildreth— 3. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that William Cox be appointed to 
appraise the school fund propertv mentioned in the list 
attached to the report of the Committee on Schools. 

The motion prevailed by aves and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the . 
Fifth W^ird. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Woodman, Clatk 
of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Campbell, Quirk, 



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Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr. Lengaeher, Schaflfner, Mur- 
phy, Sweenev. Lvnch, Jonas, Corcoran and Mr. President 
—26. 

Noes— Stone of the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McDonald, Bailey, Case, Cleveland, 
and Dickinson— 9. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report of the committee be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the Council do novsr adjourn. 

The motion was lost by aves and noes as follows : 

^yes— Foley, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Case, Lengacher, Sweeney, 
and Mr. President —9. 

^Voes— Richardson, Fitzgerald. Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald. Bailey, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunders^n, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, SchaflFuer, Murphy, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran— 24. 



Aid. Stout, by unanimous consent, presented a preambl* 
and resolution relative to a settlement with Norris & Cp. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Warren moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailea bv the following vote ; 

.4ves— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone, of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald. Gun- 
derson, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Malxr, 
Lengacher, Sweenev, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 18." 

iVoes— Cullerton, fylcClory, Hildreth, Bailey, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Stout, Sehaffner, Murphy, 
Dickinson, Jonas — }2. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C, F JRRKST, 
City Clerk. 



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MARCH 29, 1875. 



OflBcial Report. 



Present— Aid. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coey, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, CuUerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, 
Schafiiier, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Spalding, Stone of the Fourth Ward, and 
Dickinson. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Clarke of the Fifth Ward moved that the min- 
utes of the regular meeting held March 22, 1875, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORT OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a communication 
relative to the rate of water-rents paid, which was ordered 
Published and referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 
The following is the communication : 

Office of the Board of Public Works, \ 
City Hall, Chicago, March 29, 1875. J 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the citj of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : 

Gentlemen : We respectfully submit the following in re- 
ply to the questions contained in the preamble and resolu- 
tions adopted by your honorable body on March 8 in 
reference to water meters. 
The following are the preamble and resolution: 
Whereas, Complaints are frequent from those supplied 
with water through meters, that their bills are excessive, 
and their tax for water is greater in proportion to the 
amount drawn than the tax of those otherwise provided ; 

Therefore, be it ordered. That the Board of Public Works 
be, and they are hereby, instructed to report to 
tnis Council at its next regular meeting upon the following 
inquiries : 



Are these complaints for real or imaginary causes, or in 
many cases made with hopes of securing a reduction of 
their bills or the removal of the meter? 

Answer. Complaints are sometimes made agamsl the 
use of water meters by persons who think themselves un- 
duly taxed, their belief being based upon an erroneous 
supposition of the cost of water. The revenue derived 
from the sale of water during the year ending 
March 31, 1874, was $708,804.32, and the quantity pumped 
was 11,722,819.032 gallons, giving an apparent cost of a 
little over six-tenths of one cent per hundred 
gallons. The seeming discrimination, however, 
is not a real one. The total quantity 
of water numped is not the true basis of computation of 
the cost ^because it includes (1) the leakage of the pump- 
ing valves ; (2) the leakage of defective joints m the main 
and distributing pipes; (3) the use of water for five pur- 
poses, including the frequent flushing of the fire hydrants 
and sewers; (4) the waste by defective plumbing, some of 
which is twenty years old ; and (5) the greatest waste of all, 
which occurs in private and other houses, summer and 
winter. From all this enormous wastage tbe city obtains 
no revenue. If the whole quantity consumed could be 
fairly measured and paid for, the cost to consumers not 
supplied through meters would be found to be more than 
one cent per hundrea gallons. 

Complaints are sometimes made for the purpose of ob- 
taining a reduction of the bills , and occasionally for the 
removal of the meters. 

The following figures representing the cost of water in 
other cities show that the city of Chicago furnishes water 
to its citizens at the lowest rate in the country. 

Cents per 
1,000 galls. 

New London, Conn 20 

Hartford. Conn 30 

Boston, Mass 30 

Providence, R.I 30 

New York 15 

Baltimore, Md 15 

St. Paul, Minn 30 to 50 

San Francisco 50 to 100 

Louisville, Ky 15 

Jersey City, N. J 20 



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Question 2. Which, in your opinion, is the more econom- 
ical way for the city to furnish consumers with water? 

Answer. The interests of the city and of the consumer 
are alike served hv the use of meters wherever practicable. 
In no case can the meter be a cause of injustice to the con- 
sumer, because it cannot register more water than the 
con'^umer draws : and because, if it gets out of order, it 
fails to make any record Avhatever, and the consumer es- 
capes payment. ^ , ^ 

Thus the citv, and not the consumer, suffers whatever 
loss can occur.' But the meter is the only protection which 
the city has against wastage, and it would oe ex- 
tremelv injurious to the public interests either 
to withdraw those now in use or_ to aban- 
don the practice of increasing their_ number 
under circumstances similar to those under which they are 
already employed. ■. ^ ^ = 

There are many establishments, such as hotels and man- 
ufactories, whose consumption of water is irregular, a^nd 
depends upon their respective business seasons, and which 
it would be impossible fairiv to assess except by meters. 

Experience shows that meters often save their cost to the 
citv in less than one year after their introduction. The 
saving of water now wasted, which their gradual _ intro- 
duction would effect, would be more than an equivalent 
for their cost in lessening the quantity of 'Coal consumed, 
and in obviating the necessity of so rapidly enlarging our 
mechanical facilities. The efforts of the board to prevent 
waste would often be fruitless if meters could not be used. 
To abandon the use of meters would deprive the city of 
the sole check upon waste which has yet been devised. 

Question 3 : What are the prices now being paid for me- 
ters of different sizes, and how many are in use m this city 
at the present time, and whether or not it would be best to 
stop the further placing of meters, and apply the money 
now being used for their cost and maintenance m the ex- 
tension of water facilities in some other manner; or would 
it be advisable for the best interests of all parties concerned 
to supply all consumers through meters? 

Ansiver.—The following is a list of prices now paid for 
meters of various sizes : 

5/g-inch meter 

1-inch meter 

13^-inch meter o^ 

•2-inch meter '^ 

3-inch meter ^^ 

4-inch meter .- :■■ ^"x 

There are twelve hundred meters now m use, almost 
entirely in large manufacturing establishments, hotels, 
and blocks which consume large quantities of water. _ _ 

To bring meters into general use would, in the opinion 
of the board, impose upon the city an unreasonaole out- 
lav as no meter has been invented whose cost would war- 
rant its universal introduction. There are now 50,000 
buildings under resrular assessment, and to supply these 
with meters, at the present cost, would require a very heavy 
expenditure, which the board do not think it advisable 
to recommend. But it is manifest from the 
facts furnished that economy both for the city and the con- 
sumer demands the continued employment of meters to 
the greatest practicable extent. 
Very respectfaliy. _ 

•* ^ R. Prindiville, 

J. K. Thompson, 
Louis Wahl, 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 
A communication relative to the construction of viaducts 
by railroad companies, which was 
ijaid over and published. 
The following is the communication : 

Office of the Boakd of Public Works, \ 
CITY Hall, Chicago, March 29, 1875. J 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, m 
Common Council assembled. 

Gentlemen : In accordance with resolutions adopted by 
your honorable body, the board have communicated with 
the railroads interested in the construction of viaducts 
over Blue Island and Milwaukee avenues, and have re- 
ceived their answers in writing. All of the roads agree to 
build the superstructures ana abutments over their re- 
spective tracks, but utterly refuse to pay any portion of 
"the cost of approaches to these, or to any other viaducts. 
The (Chicago and Northwestern Railway state that they 
will build onlv two viaducts this year, and would prefer 
to build thosc"over Blue Island and Milwaukee avenues^ 
' providing Milwaukee avenue is lesjally opened. Should 
Milwaukee avenue not be opened, then they will build 



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on Blue Island avenue, and on any other street which may 
be designated by your honorable body. Respectfully sub- 
mitted. _ „ 

R. Prindiville, 
J. K. Thompson, 
Louis Wahl, 
Board of Public WorksN 



Also, 
A report and ordinance establishing grade on Milwaukee 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
ing an order relative to an appropriation for street cleaning 
purposes. , , 

Aid. Woodman moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk cause to be republished, 
with the Council proceedings an order passed by the Com- 
mon Council. March 15, 1875, entitled " An order making 
appropriation for street cleaning purposes," including the 
preamble in said publication. , , -u ^ ^ 

The following is the preamble and order above referred 

^ Whereas, In the opinion of this body, a necessity has 
arisen for the immediate cleaning of the streets, as con- 
templated by section 38, chapter 5, of the city charter ; it is 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized and directed to make a temporary loan of the 
sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for the purpose of 
Cleaning the streets in the city of Chicago. 

ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

ordinance _ repealing 
Revised Ordinances, 



ENGROSSED ORDINANCES 

The Clerk presented an en; 



entitled " School 



Chapter 45 of the 

Aid." Waterman moved that the ordinance be passed. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
^t/es— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, Gunderson, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— -30. 
iV^oes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: , ^ ^ ^• 

An ordinance to repeal chapter 45 of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1873, entitled "School Lands," passed March 14, 

Be it 'oraaiied by the Common Council of the citv of Chi- 

That chapter 45 of the Revised Ordinances of 1873, passed 
March 14, 1870, providing for the appraisement of school 
land be, and the same is hereby, repealed. 

An engrossed ordinance amending an ordinance in rela- 
tion to the Chicago and Southern Railroad. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be passed._ _ 

The motion was lost by the following vote, it requiring 
three-fourths vote in the majority : 

^yes_Coey, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, Culler- 
ton Hildreth, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of tne Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, "■>— i«"H 



Cleveland, 



Quirk, Ryan, Eckharat, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 27 



^oes— Richardson, Warren, Reidy, McDonald— 4. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

petitions, communications, and ordinances. 

Aid. Schaffner presented a petition of Hugh Maher and 
A. J. Robert, asking that obstructions be removed from 
Carroll street, between Market street and Kingsbury street, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Reidy presented a resolution relative to the con- 
struction of a bridge at Deering street, and moved its aaop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Ee^nlved, That the Board of Public Works be requested 
to prepare plans and an estimate of cost of the construction 
of a bridge over the South Branch of the Chicago River at 
Deering street, and include said estimate of cost in their 



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estimate of expenditures for the imunicipal year A. D. 
1875. 

An ordinance authorizing the construction of a horse 
railway on Lake and other streets, was 

Referred ro the Committee on Railroads. 

An ordinance amending an ordinance authorizing the 
construction of a horse railway on Fifth avenue, north of 
Randolph street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

A communication of Beverly Wiltshire, Sheriff of Ran- 
dolpn County, 111., offering to sell a surveyor's compass 
used lor laying out Fort Dearborn, was 

Referred to the Commiitee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for widening sidewalk space on Rush 
street, between Illinois street and Chicago avenue was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
j-zivision. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer on North Wood street 
from Division street to Milwaukee avenue was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Jonas presented a preamble and resolution relative 
to opening and closing of bridges, and moved its adoption 

The motion prevailed. f^^y^^^. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, On the 26th day of October, 187J, a resolution 
was presented to this Council relative to the closing of 
bridges, which resolution was adopted— the following- be- 
lus a copy of the same : 

Whereas Existing laws in reference to the opening and 
closing ot the several bridges crossing the Chicago River 
and Its branches worK a detriment to both the business 
men and the laboring poor of the city; and 

Whereas Under the present ordinance bridge-tenders 
are allowed to open the bridges at any and all times, hav- 
ing the right to keep them open for the space of ten min- 
utes, then to close them for the same length of time but 
upon the signal for opening being sounded the bridge is 
again swung hurriedly around, permitting a few. perhaps; 
to cross; and thus repeating the operation for the space of 
tifteen or twenty and sometimes twenty-five minutes thus 
depriving the poor laborer, who is depending upon his 
time for the support of his family of at least a quarter of a 
day; and again, on returning from his work, has in manv 
cases tour or five miles to walk, is compelled to undergo 
the same tedious waiting. The same is eaually true of the 
business man ; therefore, be it ^ 

liesolved, That the Law Department be, and they are 
LT^^^'''/^^^^^1^^ ^° ^^^^'' ^ P™Per ordinance directing the 
bridge-tenders to close the bridges at 6 o'clock a. m. and 
to keep them closed until 7, or for the space of one hour- 
also from 12 to 1 p. m., and from 6 to 7 o" clock p, m and 
that said ordinance be submitted to the Council at the 
earliest convenience. 

And, 
wS^^'^-n^' ^^-^ opening of navigation is drawing near, 
which will subject the citizens of the West and North Sides 
to the inconveniences to which reference is made in the 
above resolution: therefore, belt 

^eso/reri, That this Council call the immediate attention 
of the Law Department to the resolution as adopted, in or- 
der tnat a hnal disposition may be made of the same and 
a proper ordinance prepared and submitted 

Petition of citizens and order for gas-pipe and street 
lamps on South Hoyne and Lexington streets, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Lengacher presented an order for a fire-plug on 
nie wMcKa. ^^^^^^"^ Clybourn avenue and North ave 

Referred to the Board of Public Works 
P,f>i1;. w^^^^^'f'lP''®^!!?*^*^ ^^ «^^er directing the Board of 
ri> R«lv?.'r°^^-^^^^ 'P.?^^, occupied by the Chicago 
oi.i -F ,}.t^ Company on Clark street, between Harrison 
paiJge"'^^^' P""* ''^ ^°°^ repair, and moved its 

The motion prevailed. 
r<t}^' ^^,??P^«11 presented a resolution relating to lamp- 
nn \v.Th- ^^ ?°^ •■^''^^^' ?^""^ ^^^^s Street to Jackson street: 
on Washington street, from Western avenue to California 
avenue; on Western avenue, from Madison street to 

?amnvpif*'^^'- ^"^ 2^ P^^^ street, from Leaviifstreet to 
Campbell avenue, and moved its passage 
1 he motion prevailed. 

?uh?\o \<^c^J'^,^^\ P^s'^ented an order directing the Board of 
Stanton J?PPt° \^J r^'t-^^' ™^"'' "^ Washington street.from 
Stanton street to California avenue; in McGrath strppt 
from Hoyne street to alley east of Leavitt street, Sd in vin 



InlZoZlVlT.S"^'''''^^ ^^^^^^ *° Sacramento street. 

The motion prevailed. 
Pn^nf; ^f ^r^^^-i^ presented an order for a fire-plug at the 
fts passagej*''' "" '*'^^* ^^^ ^^^^"^^ street, and moyed 

The motion prevailed. 

An order relating to the making of assessmpnf- fnr im 

FtisJLTinfn a^'i^«? '^''V' lot^whel^e'fh? owners Te- 
iuse to ]oin m a private contract. 

Aid. Stout moved that the order be passed 

ihe motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

seveTei^hth^^nfu.'''^'^'® *^^ P"'"^'"^ ^^ representatives of 

hZ t-eontr^lf U'^^^^ ^^"t^^et «h^ll enter 

mio A contract for the improvement of such strppt 
the Board of Public Works shall, within «ixtv days after 
they accept the bond of the contractor who if t J make sa?d 
K^r^'f'V '^"?^ a special assessmen? to bemadeon 
the property fronting on such street that is not represented 
m such private contract, and proceed to have such im 
provement completed on such street, as is provfded for ?n 
the city charter, chapter 6, sections 14, 15, and 16 
na'hli Sf™^n®^^ P';®^^^^^^^ ^ resolution relative to desig- 

Referred to the Committee on County Relations. 

t,v'^."n°^^^"f "^^ °^. *^e United States Gas Works Construc- 
tion Co., asking privilege to lay pipe, was construe 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Liehts 
RotL"/?.^",^"^^ *^ ^^end section 9; of ^chapter 18 of the 
Revised Ordinances of 1873, entitled "Horse RaiCads '' 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 
Aid. Coey presented a preamble and resolution relative 
whfeh'was ""^'^''^^ an engine house on Third a Jen ue? 
Referred to the Committee on County Relations. 
Petition^ of citizens for a. sewer on Bloomingdale road was 
Referred to the Board of Pubhc Works. 

.•,.^!S\?'^^^®i^-P''^^^'^^^^ ^ resolution relatire to the rent- 
hn!i°o!Sf ^'"^^i'^f "5^ occupied by the city as a city 
hall, ana moved its adoption. y <^^ a. uii,> 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The judges of the Circuit and Superior Courts 
SSndhSrand*'^''^''^'' deem it advisable tS'vacate "hfs 

Where'as, There are several propositions before the 
Building Committee from persons desiring to rent othe 
quarters for City Hall purposes : therefore 

.Resolved, That the Building Committee be, and thev are 
hereby, instructed to take immediate steps for ascertlinfiig 
how much, 11 anything, can be obtained from the ren al of 
these premises, and report the resultof such investigation 
at our next regular meeting. c»Lj^d,.iou 

of^inAf ^\^ presented an order relative to condemnation 
of land for Harrison street bridge, and moved its passage. 

ihe motion prevailed. "^ ^ 

The following is the order as passed • 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be, and he is 
hereby, instructed to commence proceedings iimediatelv 
for the condemnation of land for the construction of i 
bridge at Harrison street, in accordance with a communi- 
C^XAltit^S-T'" "' ^"Wicwort^ passed by tS's 

x\ld. Mahr presented a preamble and resolution relative 
to the construction of a bridge across the North Branch al 
North avenue, and moved its aaoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, An appropriation of .«;>5,000 was made for the 
btailding of a bridge over the north branch of the Chicago 
River at North avenue June, 1874; and " 

Whereas, The present bridge is old and in a verv unsafe 
condition ; therefore, 

liesolved. That the Board of Public Works be, and thev 
are hereby, instructed to proceed with the^ construction of 
a bridge over the north branch of the Chicago River at 
North avenue, and to notify the officers of the Chicago and 
Pacific Railroad Company to build a viaduct over their 
tracks at North avenue, in accordance with the provisions 
OT the ordinance allowing said road the right of way into 
1x16 City. 

Aid. Dixon presented a preamble and resolution relative 



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to le-al difficulties in relation 10 tne appointment of ap- 
praisfrs for school lands, whicli ^vas 
Referred to the Committee on Schools. ^ ^ ^ 

'tefer«fto *e' "ommittee on Finance. 

p-e'.%';r^sa:S^4f2?o"..^e-?eSvtJieSfS- 

?tr^et^ bv private contract, which was 
■R-ferred to Committee on Judiciary. 
Va White presented an order relative to the co^struc^ 

^Ud!'schaffner moved that the order be referred to the 
Committee on Railroads. 
The motion prevailed. . r. ^ ^ 

^^A Rvan nresented an order directing the Board 01 
Pnhl pVvoris ?o came the Northwestern Railroad Compa- 
^vfo station a watchman at the crossing of Elston avenue 
and the Nonh western Railroad, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. , ^ .= ^ 

iirl White presented an order directing the Board ot 
PubUcWorks^orl^uest the People's Gas Light and Coke 
cSmpanvtcplacegaslamDSonKinzie street, under Hal- 
Vted street %-iaduot and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid Jonas presented preamble and resolutions relative 
to the repair of all broken gas lamps, and movea their 
adoption. 
The motion prevailed. _ ., * j 

The following are the resolutions as adopted 
\\HEPEA^ Numerous complaints are being made that 
from five to ^eight hundred'^of the street lamps are now 
broken lud on! of renair, and a large per cent, ot which 
have beSrin such condition for several weeks and even 

™wiFKEls'^The Board of Public \Yorks having contract- 
ed w^thcerain parties to keep said lamps m repair, and 

WhhreIs said party or parties haying failed or neglected 
to keep good, or reasonably so, their contract; therefore, 
belt 



Eesolced That the Board of Public Works be requested 
to enforce said contract, and to cause all street amps now 
broken or oiherwise out of repair, to be put ma proper 
ccmdiubn for use without further delay : and be it further 
Te.'S, That from the date of this resolution no pay- 
ments be made on bills for repairs ot street lamps eerrn 
full or in part, until the Gas Inspector shall ha^ e fiii"ished 
to the Comptroller a certificate stating that. all street lamp. 
up to the date of said bill so presented are m good repair. 

A.ld. Sommer presented a preamble and resolution in re- 
lation to the repairing of Stewart avenue by the Pittsburg 
and Fort Wayne Railroad Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Vld McDonald presented a resolution prohibiting the 
drawing of any monev by contractors from the city m ad- 
vance of the terms of their contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

\n ordinance relative to the Chicago and Englewood 
Horse and Dummy Railroad Company was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Allej s, Soutb 

PetiSoii of S. D. Baldwin, concerning his patent gas gov- 
ernor, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid Dix jn presented an order directing the Law Depart- 
ment 'to report to the Council any and all information they 
have concerning the opening of Franklin street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McDonald presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to request the People's Gas Light and Coke 
Companv to lay gas in Henry street from Blue Island aj.-e- 
nue to Ashland avenue, and if complied with to erect lamp- 
posi. on said portion of said street, and moved its passage. 

Themoiion prevailed. 

Resolution offered bv Aid. Stout concerning settlement 
with contractors for conduit on FuUerton avenue, pending 
at adjournment March 22, 1874. was 
Laid over temporHrily. 



Aid Cuilerton moved to take from the files the report of 
thtcommSSn Judiciary on the matter of settling with 
contra?tors for Fullerton avenue conduit, and the motion 

wfrd CuUer 0^ McClory, Hildreth, Q-Brien, ^N oodman, 
aS' of the Tenth Ward, ^Vhite, Gunderson Quirk, Eck- 
hardt Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphj, Swee 

^m^^fSSi^^rkeof theFi^ Warj Reidy^- 
mer. McDonald, Heath. ^^ aterman, Campbell, Case, Cieve 
^hi'SS^J^S^iiS^ioZZ^^resol.^n by adding 

'^p7oM, That such settlement ^J^lt be reported to tMs 
Council for its confirmation, and shail not discharge tne 
contractors or their bondsmen until so confirmed bj this 

^''u'd' Hildreth demanded the previous question, and the 
call was sustained by ayes and noes as follows ; 
"^ 4ye.._Folev. Richardson, Warren, S^toue of t^f FifUi 
w^wi rifirke of the Filth Ward, Sommer, McClor^ 
Hild^'eth'^ Banev° O'Srien, Woodman. Clark of tlie Ten h 
Ward White Gunderson, Waterman, Case, Quirk, btout, 
llah?: Lengacher, Murphy. Sweeney, Lvncn, Jonas, and 

^AS-F[ffgerald, Coey, Reidy, McDonald Heath Camp- 
bell Cleveland, Rvau, Schaffner. and Mr. President-lO 

The Question then being on the amendment of Aid. 
p.anTnhPll it waUo«t bv avesand noes asloilowfe. 
^Tv2-f i zgerald,^ Stbne of the I''iftii Ward Clarke 
thP Fifth Ward Reidv. Sommer, McDonald, Clark of 
Si Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Sse, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Corcoran, and Mr. 

^'yS^i, Richardson, ^yarren. Coey Cuilerton Mc- 
pinrv Hildreth Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman \Nhite, 
StoS: 5ahr,' Lengacher: Schaffner, Murphy. Sweeney, 

^■rw'/Sger"Z!d moved that the report be referred to the 

^Tw^Cullenon m'oved to lay the motion of Aid. Fitzger- 

^^The^m^otlofi prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ave«-Richardson, Warren Cuilerton J^IcClory Hil- 
dreth Bailev O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the lentn 
wfrd wSte Gunderson, Heath, Quirk, Eckhardt Stout, 
Mahr Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, 
Jonas', and Mr. President— 23. 

^'oe._Fitzgeraid, Coev, Stone of the Fifth Ward Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward Reidy, Sommer, McDonald, ^^ aterman, 
ramobell Case, Cleveland, Ryan, and Corcoran-lo. 

Tld CullertoB moved that the report be laid on the 
table. 

lldTuKnTovldtotakeup the resolution offered 

bv Aid. Stout relative to a settlement with the contractors 

for the Fullerton avenue conduit. -i„,„,. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows 

.ive.-Richardson, Warren, Cuilerton, ^J^f l^ry^, ^il 

drpth Bailev O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tentn 

Wa d. ™te. Quirk, Eckhardt, Stout, Mah^ Leng^ptett 

Schaffner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Mr. Presi 

1 dent— 21 



'.Yoe.lFitzgeraid, Coey, Stone of the Fifth Ward Clarke 
nfthP Fifth Ward Reidv, Sommer, McDonald, Gunder- 
son! Heath Waterilianfcaipbell. case, Cleveland, Ryan. 
Corcoran— '•">, 

Aid. Cuilerton moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed by ayesand noes f^ follows 

A^es-Folev, Richardson, Warren, Cnl erton. McClory 
Hi'ldrpth Bailev O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward Whfte Quirk Eckhardt. Stout, ^I^hr Lengacher. 
Schatiner. Murphy, Lynch, Jonas, Corcor-n, and Mr. Presi- 

^^^-J~^f itzserald, Coey, Stone of the Fifth ^^ard Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer. McDonald. Gunderson, 
Heath!_ Waterman, Campbell. Case. Clevelana. Ryan, Swee- 

the following is the resolution as adopted: 
Whereas, It is now apparent that the cc>n trac tore for tne 
construction of the Fullerton avenue conduit will "ot De 
kb?e to complete their contract for the amount of money 
for which thev agreed to complete said work , and 
'^WHEREAS tne^present foul and filthy condition of the 
nnrth branch of the Chicago Kiver it. sum- 
cieii? to conviiice us ot the' necessity of com- 



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pie ting said work at the earliest possible 
momeat, in order that the health of the city may be pre- 
served ; and, whereas, there appears to be some misunder- 
standing between the Board of Public Works and the eon- 
trai-tors in reference to the amount said contractors should 
receive for said work under the provisions of their con- 
tract; therefore, belt 

lUsolved, That the Miyor, Comptroller, and Corporation 
Counsel be, and they are "hereby, ordered to settle with the 
contractors for the construction of the Fullerton avenue 
conduit on such terms as they believe to be just and 
equitable; and. be it further 

Resolved, That, as soon as such settlement is made, the 
Board of Public Works are hereby ordered to readvertise 
for bids for the completion of said work, and let the same 
to the lowest responsible bidder. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the report of 
the Committee on Railroads on the order directing the 
Board of Public Works to construct a viaduct at Milwaukee 
avenue, be now taken up. 

Aid. White moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote ; 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, 
Gunderson. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent — S'd. 

Sues Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Quirlc — 4. 

The following is the order as passed; 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and are 
hereby, ordered and directed at once to notify the several 
railroad companies interested to build a viaduct over their 
several tracks on Milwaukee avenue, between Kinzie and 
Fulton streets, as soon as weather and the frost will 
permit. 

Aid. Stone moved that the consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Railroads on the order relative to the 
C, R. 1. and P. R. R. Co. be postponed for two weeks. 

The motion prevailed. 

The presiding officer announced to the Council that he 
had appointed Aid. R. Stone, of the Fourth Ward, in the 
place of Aid. Spalding on the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., for the reason that Aid. Spalding was so ill 
that he could not attend to the duties of the position. 

REPORTS OF ST AM DING COMMITTEES. 
RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred peti- 
tions and remonstrances concerning a switch on West 
Water street, owned by E. H. Chapin, submitted a report 
recommending that the papers be referred to the Board of 
Public Works with instructions to take such action as they 
deem necessary. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred petitions for 
the removal of the track of the Chicago Plate and Bar Mill 
Co. from Thirty-first street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White and Bailey demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report; 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred sun- 
dry petitions and remonstrances concerning the track of 
the Plate and Bar Mill Company, on Thirty-first street, re- 
spectfully report that, as the franchise permitting said 
track has exnired, we recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order; 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby ordered and directed to take up the track of the 
Chicago Plate and Bar Mill Company from Thirty-first 
street forthwith. 

Jas. O'Brien. 
T. W. Stout, 
David Murphy, 

Committee. 
Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an ordinance 
relative to running street cars, submitted a report thereon. 



Aid. Bailey and Woodward demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report; 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance amending an ordinance entitled "An urdlnance 
prescribing time of running cars," passed Aug. 26, 1867 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port; That we recommend the passage of the ordinance. 

James O'Brien, 
T. W. Stout, 
Geo. E. White, 
Committee. 
AN ordinance 
To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance prescrib- 
ing time of running cars," passed August 26, 1867. 
Be It ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 
That tne ordinance entitled "An ordinance prescribing 
time of running cars," passed August 26, 1867, be and the 
same is hereby amended to as to read as follows: 

Section 1. That from and after this ordi- 
nance shall take effect, the Chicago West Division Rail- 
way Company be, and they are herebv, required to run at 
least one car from Randolph street at its intersection with 
State street, over and along the usual streets 
to Blue Island avenue, and thence on and 
along said Blue Island avenue as far as 
the said company's track is now laid, as late as 1 o'clock 
of each and every night, Sundays excepted, and as late as 
12 o'clock on Sunday nights. 

Sec. 2. The said company shall be liable to a fine of not 
less than twenty-five dollars for each and every violation 
of the foregoing section. 

Sec. 3, This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and due publication. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a com 
munication from the Board of Education relative to a 
school site corner of Arthington and Loomis streets, sub- 
mitted an adverse report thereon. 

Aid Coey moved that the report be referred to the Board 
of Education. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys West Division to 
whom was referred an ordinance amending an ordinance 
concerning a horse-railway track on West North avenue, 
submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Campbell and Cullerton demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report; 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com. 
mon Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred an ordinance for amending 
an ordinance for horse railway on West North avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report in favor of the passage of the same, 
M. Ryan, 
C. L. Woodman, 
Geo. E. White, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
T. F. Bailey, 
E. F. Cullerton, 
J. L. Campbell, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

an ordinance 
Amending the first, third, fourth, fifth, tenth, and eleventh 
sections of an ordinance enti^'ied, "An ordinance author- 
izing the construction and operation of a horse railway on 
North avenue, between Milwaukee avenue and Hum- 
boldt Park, in the city of Chicago." 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicagi), 
that section one of said ordinance be, and the same is 
hereby, amended by repealing the last proviso of said sec- 
tion one, and that sections three, four, five, ten, and eleven 
in said original ordinance be repealed and the following 
substituted ; 

Section :d. The said track, or tracks, and cars operated 
thereon, shall be used for no other purpose than to trans- 
port passengers and their ordinary baggage, and said track, 
or tracks, shall be so laid as to avoid the unnecessary ele- 
vation of their tracks above the surface of the street, and 
shall be so maintained by said company as not unneces- 



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sarily to obstruct the passage of carriages or vehicles over 
them, or to impair the usefulness of the street on 
which thev are laid; shall ran cars or carnages 
thereon of "a suitable stvle and description, and at all 
such times and rate of speed as the public convenience i 
and safetv shall to it seem to lequire. ; 

Sec. 4. The said railway compauv, its sticcessors and as- 1 
si"-ns,' as respect grading and paving, shall at their own ex- , 
pense grade and pave^ the space between the rails, and 
keep tne same in good repair and condition, in accord- 
ance with such ordinances, orders, and regulations, as 
shall be passed or adopted by the Common Council of said 
citv, such paving, grading, and repairs to be subject to and 
done under the" s'uperiutenaence and airectiou, and to 
the satisfaction of the Board of Public Works of said city, 
or other board of omcers of said city having charge and 
superintendence of the improvements and repairs of 
streets. 

Sec. 5. Said railwav company, its successors and assigns. 
shall be liable for any legal or consequential damages 
Avhich mav be sustained by any person by 
reason of" the carelessness, neglect, or mis- 
conduct of any agent or ser\-ant of said 
compauv. its successors and assigns, in the con- 
struction or use of said tracks or railway, or by reason of 
the misconstruction or faulty or defective construction of 
said tracks or any of them. 

Sec. 10. The permission and authority- hereby granted are 
upon the further consideration that the said railway com- 
pauv shall and will forever indemnify and save harmless 
the citv of Chicago against any and all damages, judg- 
ments," decrees, and co.-rs and expenses of the same which 
It mav suffer, or which may be recovered and obtained 
against said city for or by reason of the granting of such 
orivilege and authority, or for or by reason of or growing 
out of or resulting from the passage of this ordinance, or 
anv matter or thing tounected therewith, or with the ex- 
ercise bv said company of the privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. li. This ordinance shall take efr'ect and be in force 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by the 
said Chicago West Division Railway Company. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom wa.s referred an order 
for cindering Elston avenue, from Tullerton avenue to 
Diversey avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
pas.-age"of the order. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

A Iso, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an order for 
water service pipe on Fulton street, between Clinton ana 
Union streets, submitted a reuort recommending that the 
order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the Committee on Gas Lights 
be instructed to report on all matters in their hands at the 
next reumlar meeting of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

MARKETS. 

The Committee on Markets, to whom was referred a pe- 
tition for the appointment of B. Loveless as a City Weigher, 
submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Ryan and White demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The foHowiuii is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council a.ssembled: 

Your Committee on Markets, to whom was referred the 
petition of Mr. Loveless, asking for the appointment of 
(Jity Weigher, to be located at the northeast corner of Web 
stef avenue and Madison street, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report that they find that 
the location of a city scales at this point would accommo- 
date the public, and therefore recommend the ap})oint- 
ment of said H. Loveless as City Weigher. 

T. W. Stout. 
M. Heath, 
Wm. Fitzgerald, 
P. C. McDonald. 



Also, 
Tne same committee, to whom was referred a petition to 
appoint August Koehn a City Weigher, submitted a report 
recommending the appointment. 

.\id. White and Bailey demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the ]\Iayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee ' on Markets, to whom was referred a 
petition to appoint .\ugust Koehen City Weigher, scales 10 
be located at i567) five hundred and sixty-seven West Lake 
street, having had the same under advisement, respect. 
uUv reoort in favor of the above appointment. 

T. W. Stout, 

M. Heath. 

P. C. Mcdoxald. 

LOCAL assessments. 

The Committee on Local Assessments, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of James Hamilton for a rebate in a- 
sessmeiit. submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be referred to the 
Corporation Counsel. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution relative to referring 
the different gas ordinances now in the hands of tne com- 
mittee to the Corporation Counsel, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights, 
uxfixisbed business. 

Report of Committee on Gas Lights on ordinance amend- 
ing sec. 1. chap. ;>4 R. O.. entitled -'Petroleum," laid over 
and published March 22, 1875. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the ordinance be published 
and referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AX ORDIXAXCE 

Amending section 1 01 chapter 34 of the Revised Ordinances 

of 1873. entitled " Petroleum and other dangerous 

liquids."' 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 

Section 1. That section 1 of chapier 34 of the Revised Or- 
dinances of 1873, entitled " Petroleum and other danger- 
ous liquids." be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to 
read as follows : 

"Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, or 
corporations to store or keep for sale within the corporate 
limits of the city of Chicago any crude petroleum, gaso- 
line, naphtha, benzine, camphene, spirit gas. burning Huid, 
or spirits of turpentine exceeding a quantity of one barrel of 
forty-five gallons; and it shall be unlawful to keep for 
sale" or on storage any retined carbon oil, kerosene, or other 
products for illuminating purposes, of coal, rock or earth 
oils, excepting such refined oils as will stand a tire test of 
110 degrees of Fahrenheit, according to the method and 
directions of John TagUabue ; and it shall not be lawful 
to keep any quantity of said articles exceeding one barrel 
of forty-five gallons in any part of a building excepting a 
cellar, the fioor of which shall be rive feet below the grade 
of the adjacent streets; and no crude petroleum, gasoline, 
naphtha, benzine, carbon oil. camphene, spirit gas, 
burning fluid or spirits of turpentine :-hall be kept 
or stored in front of any building, or on any 
street, alley, wharf, lot, or sidewalk for a longer time than 
is sutticient to receive in store or in delivering the same: 
Prodded, such time shall not exceed six hours; and it shall 
also be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to 
manufacture any gas for " illuminating purposes from any 
substance whatever, cr to build any gas works, or eroct 
any house, building, or any reservoir lor holdiiig or storing 
illuminating gas within tlie corporate limits of the city of 
Chicago without first having obtained permission so to do 
from the Common Council of the city of 'Chicago." 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

adjournment. 
Aid. Warren moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailea, and the Council stood adjourned. 
Jos. K C. FJRREST, 
Citv Clerk. 



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APRIL 5, 1875. 



Official Report. 



Present— Aid. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, 
Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryau, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President. 

Abse/it—i^ld. Foley, Spalding, and Campbell. 



Aid. T. C. Clarke moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Alarch 29 be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented communication from County Clerk 
covering resolutions passed by Board of Countv Commis- 
sioners relative to appointment of a board of architects to 
prepare plans and specifications for a Court House and Citv 
Hall, which was 

Referred to Committee on Public Building'^ 

Ala. Richardson moved that the committee be instructed 
to report on the above communication at the next regular 
meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Education recommending the purchase of certain lands for 
a school site, which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Public Works presented a communication 
relative to the sale of the reservoir lot on Chicago avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
CTrounds. 

Also, 
^ A report and ordinance for opening Henrv street, from 
itspresent eastern terminus to the intersection of Morgan 
and Wright streets. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth. the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, G-underson, Waterman. Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckharat, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 34. 

iVoes— Heath, Case, and Cleveland— 3. 
A Iso, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, and paving 
West Eighteenth street, from Canalport avenue to Halsted 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McClory, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by aves 
and noes as follows: 

J. yes— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of 
the Fourtn Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunder- 
son, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 32. 

I\oes — None. 

Also, 

Report and ordinance for the vacation of part of alley in 
block 90. School Section Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Warren moved to waive the engrossment. 

The motion prevailed by ayes ana noes as follows: 

J. t/es— Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey. Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Warren moved that the ordinance be nassed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^ye.s— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, 



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McDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson. Heath. Waterman, Case. Cleve- 
land Quirk. Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 

Xoes — >one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN' ORDIXAXCE 

For the vac-ation of part of alley in block 90, School Section 

Addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a portion of the alley in block 90, School 
Section Addition to Chicago, as shown in the portion col- 
ored rea of the plat hereto attached, be. and the same is 
herebv. vacated and closed. Provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not take effect until a new alley, sixteen 
feet in width, shall have been opened through to Market 
street, as shown on the portion colored brown of the plat 
hereto attached, and a plat of the same placed on public 
record. ^ , ^ ^ c 

Sec. 2. That said new allev shall be opened and a plat of 
the same nlaced on public record within thirty days from 
the passage of this ordinance, otherwise it shall be of no 
effect. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Coey presented a resolution 
relative to the construction of an engine house on Third 
avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Whereas, It is reported to this body that the work of 
constructing an engine house on Third avenue^ is 
not being done in accordance with the plans and specifica- 
tions prepared thefor. and is also in many particulars being 
done in a cheap and inferior manner: therefore, be it 

Be<olved, That the Board of Public \Vorks be. and it is 
herebv. requested to report to the Common Council at its 
next regular meeting the name or names of the contractor 
who is or are engaged on the construction of said engine 
house, and also to report whether or not the construction 
of said building is being done in accordance with the plans 
and specifications therefor, and who, if any one, is super- 
n tending said work. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton presented an 
order repealing an order passed March 29, 1875, relative to 
assessment for street improvements. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the order be referred to the Law 
Department, with instructions to report what effect it 
would have on the collection of taxes. 

The motion prevailed by aves and noes as follows : 

^ye?— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Reidy. Sommer. 

Cullerton, McClorv, McDonald, O'Brina, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Case, Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 30. 

jVocs— Warren, Coev, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward,' Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Bailey, 
Eckhardt— 6. 



UXFI-VISHED business. 

Communication from the Board of Public Works in rela- 
tion to the construction of viaduct on Milwaukee and Blue 
Island avenues, laid over and published March 29, 1875, 
was 

Placed on file. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds on 
proposition of Frederick Walker to purchase piece of prop- 
erty bounded by Eugenie street, North avenue, LaSalle 
street, and Clark street, laid over and published March 22, 
1875. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the report be laid over for 
one week. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayex — Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward. Reidv. Sommer, McDonald,Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Gunderson," Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Rvan, Lengacher, and Mr. Presidentr-20. 

'>.Vw«— CuUenon, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Woodman. White. Stout.' Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran- 16. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the consideration of the 



report be made the special order for the next regular meet 
ingat 8:30p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, recommending sale of Huron Street Police Sta- 
tion lot to F. Walker, laid over and published March 22, 
1875. 

Aid. Stout moved moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows, the 
charter requiring thirty votes in the affirmative : 

Aye^—WATveu, Coev, Stone of the Fourth Ward. Sommer, 
Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Quirk. Rvan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney^ 
Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 26. 

:*v*oe.s— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward,- 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, McDonald, Gunderson, 
Heath. Waterman. Case. Cleveland— 11. 

Aid. Richardson moved the reconsideration of the vote 
last taken. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

4y^.v-_Riciiardson. Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Cullerton. McClorv, Hildreth. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dick- 
inson, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President — 21;. 

JV-ye-^- Fitzgerald, Coev. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McDonald, Gunder- 
son, Heath, Waterman. Case, Cleveland— 12. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be made a special 
order for next regular meeting at 9 o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds on 
recommendation of sale of the old reservoir lot on Chi- 
cago avenue, laid over and published March 22, 1875, was 

Postponed for one week. 

Report ot Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds on 
recommending the sale of lot known as the Long John 
Engine House lot, laid over and published March 22, 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. ^ , „ .-^ 

Tne motion was lost by yeas and nays as follo^ys, the 
charter requiring a three-fo'urths vote in the affirmative. 

^yej._ Richardson. Warren, Coev, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth^Ward, 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth. McDonald. ±iailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clarke of the Tenth Ward, White, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy. Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 29. 

Yoe.^— Fitzgerald, Reidy, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Case. Cleveland— 7. 

Aid. ^yhite moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. T. C. Clarke moved that the report be made the 
special order for next Monday evening at 9 o'clock. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Public Buildings, relative to the 
construction of a City Hall and Court House, laid over and 
published March 22. 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be recommitted to 
the Board of Public Works, with instruction to have the 
j Law^ Department draw up a proper ordinance. 
I The motion prevailed. 

' Aid. Dickinson presented a petition of P. J. Healy, ask- 
i ing pavment of a certain bill, which was 
Refe'rred to the Committee on Finance. 

I Petition of S. Pardee for duplicate deed from tne city, of 
certain propertv purchased by him. 

Alderman Richardson moved that the petition be re- 
i ferred to the Committee on Judiciary, Jwith instructions to 
have Law Department give opinion as to the legality of 
granting such deed. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lynch presented a 
petition for opening Whitney street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of R. C. Rounsavel for money paid into City 
Treasury on an erroneous assessment, was. by unanimous 
consent. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition for sewer on Rncker street, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Augusta street, was, by unanimous consent. 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 



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Perition for sewer on Paulina street, from Chicago ave- 
nue to Cornelia street, wa^s, bv unanimous consent, 
Referred to the Board of Public works. 

Petition for sewer in bnell street was \ 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition for appointment of Frederick Spang a Citv 
Weigher at scales corner North Halsted and Weed streets', 
was, by unanimous consent. 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition of citizens for opening street between Vincennes 
and Langley avenues was 

Referred to Board of Public Works, with instructions to 
prepare an orainance in accordance with petition. 



ADJOURNMENT. 



Aid. R. R. stone moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 
.»- ^i^T;^^^^^'^^^^"' Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke ot the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, CuUerton. McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Lynch' 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 31. 

^Voes-Fitzgerald, O'Brien, Woodman, Ryan, Sweeney— 5. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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i^EJCBS-tUL,.^!^ ^^[E^ETIWO 



APRIL 12, 1875, 



Oflaoial Report. 



Present— Am. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coey,, Stone of the FourthBVard. Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv. Sommer, 
Cullerton.,,McClory. Hildreth, McDonald. Bailev, O'Brien 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Whire, Gunderson' 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case. Cleveland, Quirk! 
, Ryan.Eckhardt,:,,Stout, Mahr. Lengacher,Schaffner, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran, and 
Mr. President. 
Absent— Aid. Spalding. 



Aid. Cullertou moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held April 5, 1875, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 
A^^ "I'animous consent, Aid. R. B. Stone presented an or- 
fciftvl''''' to the ]mpro^;ement of Butterfield sireet, from 
J^|"tj-seventh street to Thirty-first street, and moved its 

The motion prevailed, and the order was passed by ayes 
and.noes as follows : j :"^° 

Rt;f,F5~/^i^^' T. ^^^^^^^s«"' Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth AVard 
r nrv" ^^i^'.^^^^\Vy^^^si^"'3>-' Sommer, ciilerton Mc- 
n«rv J^'?^ '■^'P^' i^?.^°".^^^'.^^^^^-^^ O'Brien. Woodman, 
io*? ?! ^^-^ ^^"^^ Ward. White. Gunderson, Case. Cleve- 
J^hnVrS'^'^'r' ^/'''"c; Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
^ro5\?' ^i^rphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. Jon Is, Cor- 
coran, Mr. President— 36. 

JV"oes— JSone. 

The following is the order as'passed : 
on Rmf<fv«^'i^f^''^ ^^.^5 seven-eighths of the property-owners 
T^i^f "« ^^.^l^ ^^^^^^- between Twenty-seventh stVeet and 
ir5, -V '^^ street, have signed a contract with J. B. Smith 
^opertv^Jnd ^^"^^ Butterfield street in front of their 

twi^P^f'^i:. S^^*? property-owiiers aie desirous of doing 
Mieir work by private contract and are anxious to have said 
street improved immediately ; therefore, be it 



Ordered^ That'!-the: Board of^Public Works be. and are 
hereby, directed to issue a permit to the eaid J. B. Smith to 
curb, grade, and pave Butterfield street, including the in- 
tersections between Twenty -seventh and Thirtv-first 
streets; and also to furnish the necessary enjiineering and 
superintendence, to be paid for by the contractor, J. B. 
bmith. 

i '-^^}'^V^^^^^ *" ^^ "^^^^ ^° grading and paving intersections 
to be $1.2o per square yard, ana seventy-live cents for curb- 
ing per hneal foot. , •;;_:, 

The Corporation Counsel presented an opinion relative to 
the paving,ot streets by private contracts. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the oninion be published and 
referred to tho Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following js the opinion: 

CiTY; Law Department, ) 
Chicago, April 10, 1S75. J 
To the Common Council of the Cltv of Chicago : 
The following order, now pending before the Council, to 

ordered, That the order passed by this Council on the 
29th of March, 1875, and which reads as follows- 

Ordered, That where the owners or representatives of 
seven-e]ghths of the property froritiiig ou a street shall en- 
ter into a contract for the improvement of such street, the 
Board of Public Works shall, within sixtv davs after thev 
accept the bond of the contractor who is to make said im'- 
provement, cause a special assessment to be marie on the 
property fronting on such street that is not reuresentpd in 
such private contract, and proceed to have such improve- 
ment completed on such street, as is proTided for iu the 
city cnarter, chapter G, sections 14. 15. and 16. 

Be. and the same is hereby, repealed. 

Was, on April 5, 1875. referred to this department to re- 
port what effect the passage of the order would have on 
CO lection of taxes." Answer: None whatever. Respect- 
^ui^y. Francis Adams, attorney for the city. 

Also. 

A communication from the Law Department relative to 
the assessment for the opening of Franklin street, from 
Madison street to Adams street. 

Aid. White moved that the communication be published 
and referred to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the communication ; 

City Law Department. i 
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To the Honorable the Common Council of the City of Chi- 

Tn°?eolv to vour inquiry for information relating to the 
onening of Frinklin street, between Monroe ana Adams 1 
?trtet" I beg leave to renort that I referred the matter for 
Ixaminaiion to Mr. Wi!s6n. Chief Clerk who made to me 
theTonowTng report, which I respectfully submitted and , 
believe to be substantially correct. ^ ^^^^^ dickey, | 

Counsel to the Corporation. | 

The following is a statement of the facts in regard to the | 
special assessment for the opening or extension ol Frank- | 
lirf Street from Madison street to Adams street. i 

The special assessment for the opering of said Franklin i 
stree? w^as confirmed by the Cominon Council bep^^^ 20. 1869. 
-nn nhiprtinns having been filed with the City oierK. 
^ on Nov. 9. ?869. the warrant for t^e collection of the as^ 
fessment was issued aud placed m the hands of the City 

gf^ffchr ?8lf 'the citv applied for and obtained judg- 
entfofth- 'delinquent taxes and special asses;sments t_o 
he Snner or Court of Cook (bounty, embracing the assess- 
ment for the opening of this street, from which said judg- 
Slntan appeal was taken to the Supreme Court by cer-aiii 
S ?h? prTerty-owners assessed for the opening of said 
Franklin street, from Madison to Adams street 

The ease was heard in the Supreme Court at the 
fieotembe? Term. 1871. and was reversed and remanded. 

Tn^pfember 1872, application for judgment was age m 
madebv the citv on part of this assessment. This ap- 
Sfcation was made to the County Court, and judgment was 
?efused. from which decision the city appealed to the Cir- 

^'^TnSTine 1874 the matter on appeal was tried before 
TiT^apTr?e of the Circuit Court, and judgment was ren- 
dered in favor of the ^^^^^^ to $25,445.32, from 
whfchjiSenttheproperiy-owners prayed an appeal to 

%^^?LTwa?trn"y?uerrnd submitted for hearing to 
the Sup™ Court at the last September term, where the 
case is now pending, awaiting the decision of that court. 
The amount of the assessment for the opening of 
Franklin street from Madison street to Adams^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Of'' w^hio'ramounf there haV been "coiiecte^^ the ^^'^^^ ^^ 

sum of ' 

Leaving a balance uncollected of • $36,911.90 

Judjmfntof Circuit Court was restrained by ap- ^_^^^^^^^ 

ThI Board of PubVic Works'haVe 'IkVued '^^ii^ijers 
to the property owners whose land has and will 
be taken for the opening of said street, amount- ^^ ^^^ ^.^ 

BeTnV an ' excess'over ■and"above the amount col- ^'^^^^^^ 

^®°^®*^ °^ Respectfulirsubmitted.' ' ' ' ' ^' 

^ Calvin G. Wilson. 

The Citv Comptroller presented a communication relative 
to thi vilue of the tract of land bounded by Eugenie street 
Clark street, North avenue, and North LaSalle street, which 
which was ordered. 

Laid over and published. _ 

The following is the communication : 

City Comptroller's Office. | 
Chicago, April 12, 1875. j 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of 

rhira^o in Common Council assemblea: 

Havfn? been requested bv the President of the Common 
Council and several other Aldermen, to submit to your 
honSra le body such information as I have been able 
to Sbtain in reference to the value of a tract of land be- 
Kneing to the citv, bounded by Eugenie street, Clark street, 
North Ivenne, and LaSalle street, I would respectfully 
Sate that T have had a plat made of said property irom 
the records of the Board of Public Works which is.here- 
wUhTesented. Said plat .shows the tonowiug d™^ 
sions .V2 6-10 feet on Eugenie street 032 o-lO feet on Clark 
street 307 feet on North avenue, and 5/8 6-10 feet on jua- 
Salle street containing an area of one hundred and four 
ihomand and hirtv-two 28-100 (104,032 28-100) square feet. 
'^"have inquired of the following ge."tl?JP^" «^"Soo? 
its value: James H. Rees, A J. Averill. Wm. D. Kerfoot, 
fiiirdon S Hubbard, Sr.. and H. B. Bogue. 

From the informa ion derived from these gentlemen, 
whoS™ cons"dS oomnetent judges of the value of the nrop- 
Sv i suppose it. to be worth about eighty cents a square 
Sot'orStv dollars per front foot, one hundred feet 
deep, which Would be 883,228.24. 
Respectfully submitted. S- S- Ha ^^s ^^ 



Also. 



The City Comptroller's monthly statement of receipts 
and expenditures for the month of March, 1875, which was 

The BoJJd^of 'public Works presented a communication 
relative to the manner of the construction of the engine 
house on Third avenue. . ^. , ... ^^^. 

Aid. Coey moved that the communication be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the communication : 

Office OP the Board of Public Works,) 
Chicago, April 12. 1875. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled : J, 4. A 4- ♦!,-, 

Gentlemen : In response to a resolution adopted at the 
last regular meeting of your honorable body in relation to 
the construction of the Third Avenue Engine House, we 
respectfully report that the contract for the erection of tne 
building was awarded to Flint, James & Co., on Sept. 9, 
1874. On Nov. 9, 1874. they suspended work and their 
sureties, Messrs. Deakman & Abbot, assume^ the contract, 
and completed the work in accordance with the specifica- 
tions prepared by the board, they giving a new bond for 

the execution of the contract. 

* During the time Messrs. Flint, James &Co. were engaged 
on the building, B. Butler was inspector. While tlie 
sureties were completing the work, F. Hand was inspector. 
Very respectfully. r. pbindivillb, 

J.K. Thompeon, 
Louis Wahl, 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading, and pav- 
ing Rush street, from Chicago avenue to Oakwood street. 
Aid Lengacher moved that the ordinance be passed. 
The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : -,, r^ , of«T,£» 

^4ves-Richardson, Warren, ^Fitzgerald Coey. Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. mi- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of tne 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Waterman. Case, Cleve- 
land, Quirk. Ryan. Eckharat, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 
jNoes— None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance; for^curbing, filling, and paving 
Centre avenue, from Blue Island avenue to West Twenty- 

^^Sd. Bailev moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed. and;.the ordinance was passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : n^r.-^ 

lyes-Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Coey, 
Stone of tne Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Relay, Sommer. Cu lerton, Hildreth, 
McDonald. Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman. ClarK of the Tenth 
Ward, White. Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. Case, Cleve- 
land Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, 
Schaftner. Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, Mr. President— 37. 

iV^oes— None. 

Also, 

An adverse report and ordinance for opening an alley 
from Jakley avenue to Western avenue, between Park 
avenue and West Lake street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 

The Board of Health presented report of the operations 
of the Wd for the year.ending March 31. 1875. wWh was 
Placed on file. 

unfinished business. 

Report and ordinance for the v;acation of an alley in 
block 2, Tiaver's subdivision Sec. 23, T. 39, N., R. 13 E., laid 
over and published March 22, 18/5. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 

"*TheraotioiV prevailed by ayes andliioes as follows: 

Zes-Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Coey. Stone of the 
Fourth ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward Clarke of the Fi^^^^^ 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. Hijdreth, McDonald, 
Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Ciark of the Tenth Ward, 



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White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stont. Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murnhy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote; 

.4t/es— Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward. Stone of the J'"if th Ward. Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward. Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, SchafF- 
ner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Cor- 
coran, and Mr. President— 36. 

Noes—l^one. 

Tne following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

for the vacation of the E. and W. allev in block 2 of Trav- 
er's Subdivision of the E. 15 92-100 acres of W. 80 92-100 
acres of that part of S. E. }i Section 23. T. 39 N., R. 13 
E., lying south of Ogden avenue. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago : 
Section l. That the east and west alley in block 2 of 
Traver's subdivision of the e 15 92-100 acres of w SO 92-100 
acres of that part of s. e. % section 23, t. 39 n., r. 13 e., lying 
soutn of Ogden avenue, as shown on the portion colored 
red of the plat hereto attached, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed: Provided, however. That this ordi- 
nance shall not take effect until two new alleys, as shown 
on the portion colored brown of the plat hereto attached, 
shall have been opened, and a plat of the same placed on 
public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alleys shall be opened and a plat 
of the same placed on public record within thirty days 
from the passage of this ordinance, otherwise it shall be 
of no efl'ect. 

Also. 

Report and ordinance for the vacation of alleys in lot 2, 
block 14, section 21, 39, 14, laid over and published March 
22, 1875. 

.41d. Cullerton moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward. Reidy. Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. Case, Cleve- 
land. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher. 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 38. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. McClory moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion jirevailed by the following vote: 

Aye^ — Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Slone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth. McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Case. Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Len- 
gacher. Schaff'ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, 
Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President— 88. 

A^oes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ordinance 

for the vacation of alleys in lot 2, block 14, Canal Trustees' 

Subdivision of w. ^ and part of s. e. 34 Sec. 21, T. 39 JN., 

R. 14 E. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chi- 
cago: 

Section 1. That the alleys in lot 2, block 14, Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of w. % and part of s. e. J4 Section 21, T. 
39 N,, R. 14 E., as shown on the plat hereto attached, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and closed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Report of the Committee on Gas Lights, on communica- 
tion relative to the duties of Gas Inspector, laid over and 
published March 22, 1875. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Schools, on communication 
in relation to purchase of a school site corner of Thirty- 
fifth street and x^ineoln street, laid over and published 
Iter«lil6, 1875. 



Aid. Reidy moved that the report be concurred in. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reidy moved to waive the engrossment of the order. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Aj/es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, SchaflFner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. Dickin- 
son, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 
iVoes— White— 1. 

Aid. Reidy movea that the order be passed. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Ayes—Yoiev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. Dickinson, Jonas. 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 
iVoes— White— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
I authorized to purchase for a school site the west 267 feet of 
the east 300 feet of block 24, Canal Trustees' Subdivision 
sec. 31. t. 39, n., r. 14 e, fronting on Thirty-fifth street, by a 
depth of 134 feet running south, commencing 33 feet west 
of the northeast corner of said block 24, Canal Trustees' 
subdivision of the e. 3^ of sec. 31, t. 39, n.. range 14 e., for si 
price not to exceed four thousand eight hundred and six 
dollars ($4,806). 

Report of Committee on Finance on claim of Margaret 
Callaghan for compensation for injuries received, laid 
over and published Feb. 15, 1875. 
Aid. Heath moved that the report be concurred in. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on an order directing 
the Board of Public Works to enforce the ordinance passed 
Jan. 7, 1856, relative to the C. and R. I. Railroad Company, 
postponed for two weeks March 29, 18T5, 

Aid. Sommer moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
J.'i/es— Foley. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Case, Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Len- 
gacher, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 35. 

iVoes— Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
and Schaff'ner- 3. 
The following is the order as nassed : 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby directed to take the necessary measures to com- 
pel the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Compa- 
ny to comply with the Ordinance passed Jan. 7, 1856, enti- 
tled " An ordinance authorizing the use of Clark street (by 
railroads) upon making the improvements specified 
herein." 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on an ordinance 
concerjing time of running street cars, laid over and pub- 
lished March 29, 1875. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report, and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
Ayes— Folev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Som- 
mer, McClory, Hildreth, iMcDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Wood- 
man, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson. Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, 
Jonas. Corcoran, and Mr. President— 35. 

iVbe.«- Stone of tne Fifth Ward. Cullerton, Lengacher, 
Schaffner— 4. 
Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance be passed. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Reidy, 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Gun- 
derson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Murnhy, Sv/eeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President— 36. 
Noes— ^tone of the Fifth Ward, Lengacher, Schaffner— 3 



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Tne following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance prescrib- 

ins tune of running car.-," passed Auupt 26, 1^6/. 
Be It ordained by the Common Uouncd of the Lity of Chicago. 

That the ordinance entitled "An ordinance prescribing 
lime of runnin- cars," ua^sed Augnst 20, 1867, be and the 
f?ame is hereby amended to as to read as loUows: 

aECTiON 1. That from and af.er this ordinance 
shall taice effect, the Chicago West Division Railway 
Company be, and they are hereby, reqnired to run at 
least one car from Randolph street at its intersection with 
State street, over and along the usual streets to Bine Island 
avenue, and thence on and along said Bine Isiand ave- 
nue as far as the said company's track is now laid, as late 
asl o'clock of each and everv night, Sundays excepted, 
and as late as 12 o clock on Sunday nights. 

Sec •'' The said couipanv shall be liable to a fine of not 
less than twenty-live dollars for each and every violation 

°^S%^ ?'^Tl""^ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and due publication. 

Report of Committee on Markets on petition of B Love 
less for appointment aj City Weigher, laid over and pub- 
lished March 29, 1^75. ^^ . 

Aid Culleit.)!! moved the postponement for one week. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^?/es-Folev, Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the' Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Filth Ward yom- 
mer. Cullerton, WoClory, McDonald, Woodman. White— .2. 

^oetf-\Va^ren. Fitzgerald. Reidy, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, Heath, Waterman. Campbell, (.ase, 
Cleveland, Ouirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr._ Len- 
giicliL-r, iichaltner, Murohy, Sweeney, Lynch. Dickinson. 
Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 25. 

Aid Bailey moved to concur in tae report. 

The motion prevailed. _ 

Aid c:ampbell moved that the Council ao now proceed 
to electa City Weigher for scales to be located on the cor- 
ner of Western avenue and West Madison street. 

The motion Tjrevailed by the following vote: 

Jves-\^'o\ey, Wa.rren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Somnnr, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, HeaUi, Waterman. Campbell. Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Rvan, Ecicbardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, .Murphy, 
Sweeney," Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 

iV^e.— Richardson, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of 
the Fifth Ward. Reidy, Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, 
and Vvojdmaii — S. . . ^ ,, 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Chair appoint three 
tellers. 
The motion preTailed. ^ ,, . ^ 

The Chair appointed Aid. Campbell, Cullerton and 
Fitzgerald. 
Aid. Campbell nominated Braman Loveless. 
The Council pro^ieeded to a ballot witn the following 
result: 00 

Whoio number of rotes cast -^J 

Mr. Braman Loveless received 2n 

^f*fl.ttfc?i'i iitr «• 

" Mr. BramanLoveless" was duly elected City Weigher at 
scales to be located corner of Western avenue and Madi- 
son street. . . . , . 
Report of Committee on Markets on petition of August 
Koenn, for a )poiiicment as City Weigher, laid over and 
publi4ie(l Ma ch ?y, 18,5. 
AM. Ciilici tini moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mall r moved that the Council do now proceed to 
elecc a Ciiy \v eigher for scale to be located at No. 56/ 
West Twelfth slrt(U. 
The motion prevuiled. 

Aid. Mahr nomiiated August Koehn. _ 

'i he Council pioieeded to a ballot, with the following re- 
sult: _„ 

Whole number of votes cast ^^ 

Mr. August Koel-.ea received ^^ 

S.;atteriiig • • • •••••• ••• • • • ,-;::P 

Mr. August Ko'iheu was declared duiy elected City 
Weiguer for scaien to be located at Mo. o67 West Twelfth 

Report of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds ou i)r<jpojml for the purchase of the "Long John" 
engine hou.^e lot, made the sptcial order fur Monday, 
April i2, bS7o, at y y'ch'ck p. m. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur la the report and pass 
the order; 



The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows: 
Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun- 
derson. Heath. Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy. 
Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 3P. 
Noeti— Stone of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Campbell— 3. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby di- 
rected to transfer said property to D. J. Small on pay- 
ment of tlf ly-two thousand eight hundred dollars ($52,800), 
according to the teanit: in the advertisement. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds on 
the pronnsition to purchase the reserv ir lot on Chicago 
avenuei' postponed for one week, April 5, 1875. 
Aid. Lengacher moved that the report be placed on file. 
The motion was lost by the followiiig vote: 
^yes— Fitzgerald. Coey, Clarke, of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer, McDona d, Cunderson, Heath, Waterman. Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland. Rvan, Lengacher— 14. 

Noes—¥o^ev, Richardson, Warren. Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Cullerton, McClory. Hil- 
dreth, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Schatl'ner, Murphy, 
Swee ley. Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 24. 

Aid. Fitzgera'd moved that the report be recommitted 
to the Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
A.ves— Folev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stoiie of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McDonald. Heath. 
Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Lengacher. ana Mr. President— 20. 

2^,>6S_Cullerton, McClorv. Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Quirk, Stout, Mahr. Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran— 19. 

Aid. Schaffner moved tnat the Comptroller be directed 
to readvertise the reservoir lot on Chicago avenue for 
sale. 
The motion was lost by the following vote: 
j^yes—Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, Case, Quirk, Ryan, Stout, Mahr.Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Sweeney, Mr. President— 17. 

^V,,e,i— Folev, Richardson, Warren, Sommer. Cullerton, 
McClorv. Hildreth, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, "white, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell. 
Cleveland, Eckhardt, Murphy, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, 
Corcoran— 22. 
Aid. Warren moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion was lost by the following vote: 
Ayes— Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward. 
Reidy, McDouald, Waterman. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher. Corcoran, and Mr. Pres- 
ident — 15. 

jVoes— Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Som'mer. uullerton, Plildreth, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth W9.rd, White, Gun- 
derson, Heath, Campbell, Stout, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweenev, Lvnch, Dickinson. Jonas— 22. 

Keport of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds on proposition to buy the tract of land north of 
North avenue and south of Eugenie street, between North 
Clark street and North LaSalle street, made the special 
order for Monday, April 12, 1875, at 8:30 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved to recommit the report to the 
Committee on Wharve.- and Public Grounds, and instruct 
the Comptroller to readvertise the lot for sale. 
The motion was lost by the following vote: 
^.^es—Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, McDonald, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, case, and Ryan— 8. 

iVoes— Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Culler- 
ton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, White. Gunderson, Quirk. Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Lynch, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 27. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 
The motion prevailed by the followine vote: 
^ifs— Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Culler- 
ton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 



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of the Tenth Ward, White; Gunderson, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardl, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr' 
Pre>:ident— SO. 

.Vof<>— Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward, McDonald 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland~8. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby di- 
rected to transfer said property to Frederick Walker for 
S50.0JO. by the terms embodied In this report. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds on 
the proposition for the purchase of the lot on Huron street 
between Clark and Dearbon streets, known as the police 
station lot, made the special order for Monday, April 12 
1875. at 9 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes Richardson, Warren, Coey. Stone of the Founh 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. CJarke of the Fifth Wa^-d 
Reidv, Sommer, Cnllerton, McOorv, Hildreth, Bailev' 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White Gun- 
derson, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy. Sweeney, Lvnch, Dickinson, Jonas 
Corcoran, and Mr. President— 31. 

A'oes— Fitzgerald, MoDcnald, Heath.Waterman, Campbell. 
Case, Cleveland— 7. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered: That the the Comptroller be and he is hereby 
directed to transfer said property to Frederick Walker on 
payment of of ninety-five dollars cash per front foot. 
» .By unanimous consent, Aid. Coev. of the Committee on 
Public Buildings, submitted a report on the communica- 
tion relative to the erection of a court-house and city hall, 
jointly with the county. Aid. White moved that the re- 
port be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Com- 

raon Cyuncil assembled: 

Your C( mmittee on Public Buildings, to whom was re- 
ferred the joint report of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings of the County Commissioners, the Board of Public 
Works, and your Committee on Public Buildings, concern- 
ing the erection of a new City Hall and Court House, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, respectfullv report 
and recommend the passasre of the following order- 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be. and it is 
hereby, directed to employ in conjunction with the Board 
of County Commissioners of Cook Countv, three architects 
whose duty it shall be to prepare the ne"cessary plans and 
specifications for the erection of a new Citv Hull and 
Court House, the exterior walls to be constructed of stone 
of a good quality, upon block thirty nine (39), in 
the ongnial town of Chicago, commonly known as the 
Court House square : that the entire cost of said building 
shall not exceea S2,500.000. Said building to be for the use 
of the county and city governments respectivelv; and the 
general exterior design of the same to be of a uniform' char- 
acier and apnearance, as shall be agreed upon by said 
Board 01 Public Works and said Countv Commissioners, 
said architects, when the plans and specifications for said 
buildir.g shall have been prepared by them and agreed 
upon by said board, to take charge of and superintend the 
construction of said building to its completion, under the 
direction and control of said Board of Public Works ana 
said Board of County Commissioners respectively; and 
said architect shall also do and perform every other 
service or thing necessary to ' be done in and 
about the construction and erection of said build- 
lug to corjQpietion, which shall be required 
to be done ana performed by them or either of 
mem as such architects, by said boards respectively ; and 



said three architects shall receive jointly from the city of 
Chicago, as their full compensation for their entire services 
as sucn architects, the sum of ^25,000, to be divided amon"' 
them in such proportion as they may agree upon, said 
sum being 2 per cent, of the sum of $1,250,000. the cost of 
the city's portion of said building, and such compensation 
shall be in full for all services of such architects, whether 
performed jointly or severally, and no other or further 
compensation whatsoever shall be paid to them by said 
city. That whenever said architects shall have been so 
employed, and the plans and specifications asreed upon 
m manner aforesaid, said Board of Public Works shall 
without unnecessary delay proceed to advertise, in the 
manner required by law, for proposals for excavating and 
putting in the foundations up to the established grade 
line for that portion of said building to be occupied by 
the city government, and situate west of the 
north and south center line of said block, and 
to let the contract or contracts therefor. And dur- 
ing the progress of said work said board is directed 
to advertii^e. in the manner required bv law, for proposals 
for furnishing all the materials and doing the remain- 
der of the work necessary to be done to complete the erec- 
tion and construction of the city portion of said building, 
and to let the contract or contracts therefor; the contract 
or contracts for excavating and putting in said founda- 
tions for the city portion of said building, as also the con- 
tract or contracts for furnishing the material for and per- 
forming the remainder of the work necessary to be 
done to complete the city portion of said building to be 
let, in each instance, whenever the Board of County Com- 
missioners shall have let the contract or contracts for do- 
ing like work, and furnishing the materials for the con- 
strfts^ion of the county's portion of said building, so that 
the construction and erection of the city's portion of said 
building, and the county's portion thereof, shall be begun 
and progress to completion simultaneously, as nearly as 
naay be. David Coey, 

R. Stone, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
L. Schaffner. 
Aid. Cnllerton moved that the consideration of the re- 
port be made a special order for next Monday evening at 
8:30 o'clock. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Jii/es— Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward 
Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, Bailev, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun- 
derson, Heath. Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner. Murphv, Svveene.y, Lvnch, 
Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran— 28. 

A^oes— Warren. Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, McDonald, Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Case, Cleveland, Mr. President— 10. 

Aid. Campbell moved to take from the file the report of 
the Committee on Public Buildings, on page 104 Council 
i^roceedings, and to make said report a special order for 
next Monday at 8:30 p. m. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
,4yes— Fitzgerald, Coey, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Bailey, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Cam obeli. Case. 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 'Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweenev,;Lvnch, Dickinson. 
Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 29. 

iVo^s— Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, 
O'Brien— 7. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Tne motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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Official Report. 



Pre.^ent—A\d. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of. the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Hil- 
areth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout. 
Mahr. Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Jonas, 
Corcoran, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Foley, Coey, Spalding, McClory.Case, Schatl- 
ner, ana Dickinson. 

The Clerk read the following call for the meeting. 

,, , Chicago, Aprilie, 1875. 

Jos. K. C. Forrest, City Clerk: 

Please call a special meeting for Friday, April 16, 1875, 
at 8 o clock p. m., for the purpose of considering reports of 
committees, and receiving petitions, communications, and 
orders. 

Ald. Geo. E. White, 
ALD. Thos. W. Stout, 
Ald. B. Quikk, 
ALD. F. W. Wareen. 
.,^ „, Ald. David Murphy. 

Aid. Warren moved that the call be placed on file. 
Tne motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, the Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication from his Honor the Mayor. 

Chicago, April 16, 1875. 
To the Honorable titfi Common Council of the city of Chi- 
cago: •' ■' 

Gentlemen: I hereby, in conformity with section one 
(1). of article one (1), of chap, twenty-four (24), Hurd's 
Kevised Statutes, entitled "Cities and villages," send you 
the enclosed resolution, requesting your honorable bodv 
to designate the persons to act as judges at the coming elec- 
tion, and voting places for such election heretofore or- 
aered by your honorable body under the provisions of such 
Chapter, and respectfully ask its passage. Very respect- 
^'^"y. , , H. D. CoLviN, Mayor. 

The Clerk presented the preamble and resolution relative 
to the establishing of voting places and appointing of 
judges for the election to be held Apnl 23, 1875. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution be amended bv 
ftQding the words: "The judges appointed shall Jiave the 



power of appointing two clerks for each voting place, 
whose duty it shall be to keep a correct record of names of 
voters and their respective places of abode." 
After debate. 

Aid. Warren called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained 

Question being on the amendment of Aid. Campbell, 
Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes. 
And the motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Ayes Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, McDonald,' Bailev, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath^ Waterman 
Campbell, Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Lengacher, 
and Mr. President— -19. 

iVoes— Richardson, Warren. Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, O'Brien. White, Stout, Mahr. 
Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran— 14. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution as amended be 
adopted. 
The motion prevaled by ayes and noes as follows: 
^2/es— Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, McDonald. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, Campbell. Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Lengacher, Lynch, Jonas, and Mr. 
President— 22. 

:Yoes— Warren, Cullerton, Hildreth, Bailev, O'Brien, 
White, Stout. Mahr, Murphy, Sweeney. Corcoran— 11. 
The following is the resolution as adopted: 
Whereas, The Common Council of the city of Chicago 
did on the 4th day of January, 1875, adopt a resolution fix- 
ing the 23d day of April, 1875, as the day of election; at 
which said election should be submitted to a vote of the 
electors of said city the question as to whether said city 
should become incorporated under an act of the General 
Assembly, entitled "An act to provide for the incorpora- 
tion of cities and villages," and approved April 10, 1872: 
and, 

Whereas, Under said act the duty is imposed upon the 
Mayor and Common Council to appoint a time and place or 
places at which such vote may be taken and to designate 
the persons who shall act as judges at such elections; and 
Whereas, Oaid resolution of Jan. 4 declares that the 
polling places and the judges of the election shall be the 
same as at the election held on the 3d day of November. 
1874; and. 

Whereas, It has been definitively ascertained that sev- 
eral of the places at which the vote was taken at said No- 
vember election cannot be procured for such purpose for the 
election to be held on the 23d instant, and also that such 
appointment of places and designation of the judges is not 
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liesolved, That that portion of saia resolution of ^ an. 4, 
1875. which declares that the polling places and the ]udges 
of the election to he held on the 23d of April 
instant shall be the same as at the election 
of State and county officers held on the Sd day of Novem- 
ber 1874, in said city of Chicago, be and the same is hereby 
repealed and rescinded. And it is hereby further 

Besolved, That the places at which such vote shall be 
taken at the election to be held on the 23d day of April in- 
stant, and the persons who shall act as judges at such elec- 
tion, shall be as follows : 

FIRST WARD. 

Voting Place— Engine-house, on Dearborn street. 
Judges of Election— Harry Pulling, A. S. Trade, and 
Frank Sherman. 

SECOND WARD. 

Voting Place— Northeast corner of Fifth avenue and Van 
Buren street. ^, , ^ ^^, ^^^ 

Judges of Election— Thomas Carson, Charles A. Wathier, 
and H. M. Reed. 

THIRD WARD. 

Voting Place— Corner of State and Twelfth streets. 
Judges of Election— B. G. Shurman, F. Swinthourth, and 
P. Sanders. 

FOURTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Howland Stables, Twenty-second-street. 
Judges of Election— J. Howland, G. W. Todd, and G. A. 
Leland. 

FIFTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Corner Indiana, avenue and Thirty-first 

Judges of Election— Albert Danks, D. N. Bash, and John 
Faulkner. 

SIXTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Corner Halsted street and Archer avenue. 
Judges of Election— George Gruenwald, James Tracey, 
and James McKenna. 

SEVENTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Northeast corner Twenty-second street and 
Blue Island avenue. , ^ , ,, 

Judges of Election— James Ryan, J. P. Zack, and J. Mc- 
Cann. 

EIGHTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Northeast corner Jefferson and Wrighi 

Judges of Election— Wm. Hilareth, Edward Norris, and 
Wm. Ruhl. 

NINTH WARD. 

Voting Place— No. 172 West Harrison street. 
Judges of Election— Edward Powell, R. V. Kennedy, and 
Cornelius Mahoney. 

TENTH AVARD. 

Voting Place— Brown's livery stable, 140 West Madison 

Judges of Election— Alvin Salisbury, Fred. Boerner, and 
Chas. F. Hall. 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Corner Sangamon and West Lake. 
Judges of Election— Charles S. Brown, David Oberdofer, 
and Henry Gade. 

TWELFTH WARD. 

Voting Place— At the livery stable on Madison street at 
the head of Elizabeth street. 

Judges of Election— Thomas Ferrier. August Koehn, and 
Wm. Kelly. 

THIRTEENTH WARD, 

Voting Place— Carpenter's bookstore on Madison street at 
the head of Seeley avenue. 

Judges of Election— Reuben Cleveland. Edward Filkins, 
and George Newcomb. 

KOl.'UTEENTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Northwest corner of Indiana and Paulina 

Judges of Election— William Williams, Henry MqGurren, 
James Flood, 



FIFTEENTH WARD., 

Voting Place— Corner Milwaukee avenue and West Chi- 

^^fud^geToJ^Election-Charles Duensing, Emil Wilken, and 
Edward O'Brien. 

SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Corner of Larrabee and North avenue. 
Judges of Election— John Wagner, George Fritz, and L. 
T. Barclay. 

SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Voting Place— At J. Kroening's, southwest corner of Sedg- 

^^ Judges of ^ElectS-Andrew Bischotf, Patrick Kelly, and 
Valentine Ruh. 

EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Voting Place-Engine House. Chicago avenue. 
Judges of Election— James Stanton. John Stoltz, Michael 
Sullivan. 

NINETEENTH WARD. 

Voting Place— Turner Hall. r^ n^^^^..^ 

Judges of Election— Peter Almendmger, G. D. Gallery, 
and Robert Kenny. 

TWENTIETH WARD. 

Voting Place— Northeast corner Michigan and Dearborn 

^ jlidges of Election— William Chaplin. William O'Brien, 
and John Steinmetz. •„»,-„„ 

The judges appointed shall have the power of appointing 
two clerks for each voting place, whose duty it shall be to 
keep a correct record of names of voters and their re- 
spective places of abode. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES — RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance in relation to Chicago and South Atlantic Rail- 
road, submitted a report thereon. ^ - ,, * .- „^.^f 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, demandea that tne report 
be laid over and published. ■ 

The following is the report : ^ ,^-^- • 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance concernin the Chicago and South Atlantic Rail- 
road, having had the same under advisement, respecttully 
report that we recommend thatit be placed on hie. 

^ James O'Brien, 

T. W. STOUT, 

Geo. E. White, 
W. H. Richardson, 
David Murphy, 

Committee. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a netition of 
S. McKicham for side track on Stewart avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that the petition be placed on file. 
Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a petition of 
E. A. Stead & Co. for side track on Stewart avenue, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. -, , , 

Aid. R. B. Stone and Hildreth demanded that the report 
be laid over and published, 

The following is the report: , . ^, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred the 
petition of E. A. Stead & Co. for side-track on Stewart 
avenue, havinsr had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report that we recommend the prayer of the petition 
be granted. 

James O'Brien, 
T. W. Stout, 
David Murphy. 
Geoge E. White, 
W. H. Richardson. 
Committee. 
Also, 
The same committee to whom was referred an ordinance 
for horse railway on Lake and other streets submitted a 
report thereon. , , .-, ^ 

Aid. Hildreth demanded that the report be laid over and 
published. 
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To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Com- 
mon Coiiucil assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance for a horse railway on Lake and other streets, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port that we recommend its passage. . 

James O'Brien, 
T. W. Stout, 
David Miikphy, 
Committee. 

AN ORDINANCK 

Authorizhis the construction and operation of a horse rail- 
way on Lake street, Lake street bridge, and West Lake 
street, from the Union Depot at the foot of Lake street to 
Canal street; on Canal street from West Lake street to 
West Fourteenth street : on West Fourteenth street from 
Canal street to California avenue. ., ^ ^, . 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago : 
SECTION' I. That in consideration of the acceptance here- 
of, and the undertaking of the Metropolitan Citv Railway 
Company to comply with the provisions herein contained, 
permission and consent are hereby given, granted, and 
duly vested in said company, its successors and assigns, to 
lay "down, operate, and maintain a single or double track 
railway, with all necessary and convenient turnouts, turn- 
tables,' side tracks, and switches in, upon, over, and along 
Lake street, Lake street bridge, and West Lake street, 
from the Union Depot at the foot of Lake street to Canal 
street ; on Canal street from West Lake street to West Four- 
teenth street ; on West Fourteenth street from Canal street 
to California avenue, in the city of Chicago, in Cook Coun- 
IV, in the State of Illinois. 

" teEC. 2. The cars or carriages to be used upon said track 
or track'^ hereby authorized to be constructed upon said 
streets shall be operated with animal power only, and no 
railway car or carriage used by any other railroad company 
in this" State shall be used upon or passed over said track 
or tracks, and the said track or tracks and cars operated 
thereon shall be used for no other purpose than to trans- 
port passengers and their ordinary baggage. 

Sec :-?. The track or tracks of said railway shall not be 
elevated above the surface of the street, and shall be laid 
with modern improved rails, and shall be so laid that car- 
riages and other vehicles can easily and freely cross said 
track or tracks at any and all points, and in any and all di- 
rections without obstruction. 

Sec. 4. The said railway company, its associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns shall pay one-third of the cost of grad- 
ing, paving, macadamizing, or filling said streets or parts of 
said street on which it is hereby authorized to construct said 
railway, when said grading, paving, macadamizing or 
tilling' shall be ordered by the Common Council 
or other proper authority of said city, and shall at all times 
keep that portion of said streets as shall be occupied by its 
said I ailwav, in good repair and condition, in accordance 
with whatever orders may hereafter be passed in that 
behalf bv said Common Council ; and said railway com- 
pany, its" successors and assigns shall be liable for all legal 
and consequential damages which may be sustained by any 
person by reason of the carelessness, neglect or misconduct 
of any agent or servant of said company, its successors and 
assigns, in course of their employment, in the construction 
or the use of the said track or tracks or railway. 

Sec. 5, The rights and privileges hereby granted to said 
company shall be forfeited to the city of Chicago unless the 
said railway (excepting that part of the same to be con- 
structed on West Fourteenth street, between Ashland 
avenue and California avenue,) shall be fully completed 
and ready for use on or before the tirst day of October. A. 
D 1876." Provided, That if the said company shall 
be delayed by the order or ini unction of 
any court, the time of such delay shall 
be "excluded, and the same time, in addition to the period 
above prescribed, shall be allov/ed for the completion of 
^aid ra'ilway as that during which said company may have 
been so delayed : And provided further. That said company 
shall be allowed untilJan. 1, A. D. 1880, for the comple- 
tion of said railway on West Fourteenth street, between 
Ashland avenue and California avenue. 

Sec 6. The right to operate said- railway shall extend to 
the first dav of January, A. D. 1900, at which time the 
rights and "privileges he"rein and hereby granted to said 
company shall cease: but said company operating railway 
at said time shall be entitled to enjoy all of such rights and 
privileges after the expiration of said time, and until the 
Common Council shall thereafter elect, by order for that 
purpose, to purchase said track or tracks of said railway, 
cars, carnages, furniture, and implements and appurte- 
nances of every kind and description, used in the construc- 



tion and operation of said railway, and pay for the same 

in the manner hereinafter mentioned. 

Sec. 7. Such order to purchase shall fix the time when 
said city of Chicago will take such railway and other prop- 
erty before mentioned, which shall not be less than six 
months after the passage of said order, and at the time of 
taking such railway and other property before mentioned, 
the city of Chicago shall pay to the parties operating the 
same, "a sum of money to be ascertained by three Com- 
missioners, to be appointed for that purpose, as follows ; 
One to be chosen from the disinterested freeholders of 
Cook County by the said Common Council; one in like 
manner by the said company, its associates or successors, 
and the two persons so chosen to choose the third from 
said freeholders. 

Sec. 8. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of Water 
Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners, or other 
corporations, are not to be impaired or affected by this or- 
dinance, but the rights and privileges hereby granted are 
subject thereto. 

Sec. 9. The said Metropolitan City Railway 
Company shall enter into a good and 
sufficient bond with the city of Chicago 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars for the faithful 
performance of all the terms and conditions herein con- 
tained in this ordinance. And that said railway herein 
mentioned shall be completed at the times and" manner 
herein stated, unless delayed by the order or injunction of 
some court having jurisdiction of such matters from so 
completing the same. 

Sec. 10. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by the 
said Metropolitan City Railway Company, and the "said 
company shall have made and executed the bond provided 
for herein in manner and form as hereinbefore required. 

Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred an ordinance 
amending an ordinance for a horse railway on North Wells 
street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Mahr demanded that the report and 
ordinance be laid over and published. 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending an ordinance for a horse railway 
on North Wells street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report that we recommend its passage. 
T. W'. Stout, 
Geo. E. White, 
W. H. Richardson, 
David Murphy, 

Committee on Railroads. 
The following is the ordinance: 

an ordinance 
! to amend an ordinance entitled '-' An ordinance authoriz- 
ing the construction and operation of a horse railway on 
Fifth avenue, north of Randolph street, and over and upon 
the bridge across the Chicago River known as Wells street 
bridsre, and on Wells street to Clark street, in the city of 
Chicago." passed October 26, 1874. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
That the ordinance entitled "An ordinance authorizing the 
construction and operation of a horse railroad on Fifth 
avenue, north of Randolph street, and over and upon the 
bridee across the Chicago River known as Wells street 
bridge, and on Wells street to Clark street, in the city of 
Chicago," passed October 26, 1874, be, and the same is here- 
by, amended so as to read as follows : 

Section 1. That in consideration of the acceptance here- 
of, and the undertaking of the North Chicago City Railway 
C^ompany to comply with the provisions hereof, authority, 
permission, and consent are hereby given. granted,and duly 
vested in the said company, its successors and assigns, to 
construct, lay down, operate, and maintain a double track 
railway, with all necessary turnouts, side tracks, and 
switches, in, upon, and along the course of certain streets 
m the citv of Chicago hereafter named, and over a certain 
bridge across Chicago River, and to operate railway 
cars or carriages thereon in the manner and for the tim'e 
and upon the conditions hereinafter prescribed: Provided, 
the tracks of said railway shall not be laid within twelve 
feet of the sidewalks upon any of the said streets. 

Sec 2. That said railway company is hereby authorized 
to lay a single or double track for a railway in and along 
and upon the following streets and bridge in said city, to 
wit: Commencing north of Randolph street, and extend- 



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ing north along Fifth aveuue and over and along said Fiiui 
avenue to the Chicago River; thence upon and over the 
bridge known as Wells street bridge: across said river: 
thence extending north along Wells street to the intersec- 
tion of the same with North Clark street and connecting 
with the railway tracks on said Clark street, or any other 
tracks now in use at intermediate points. 

Sec. 3. The cars to be used upon said tracks hereby au- 
tnorized to be constructed upon said Fifth avenue, said 
bridge and said Wells street, shall be operated with animal 
power only, and no railway car or carriage used by any 
other railroad company in this State shall be lased upon or 
pass over said tracks. 

Sec. 4. Tbe said tracks and cars, or carriages, operated 
thereon shall be used for no other purpose that to transfer 
passengers and their ordinary baggage; and the cars or 
carriages used for that purpose shall be of the best style 
and class in use on such railways : and the Common Coun- 
cil shall have the power at all times to make such regula- 
tions as to the rate of speed and time of running said cars 
or carriages as said Council may require. 

Sec. 5. The tracks of said railway shall not be elevated 
above the surface of the street, and shall be laid with mod- 
ern improved rails ; and shall be so laid that carriages and 
other vehicles can easily and freely cross said track or 
tracks at any and all points, and in any and all directions, 
without obstruction. 

Sec. 6. The said company shall, as respects the grading, 
paving, macadamizing, filling or nlanking of the streets or 
parts of streets upon which they shall construct their 
said railways, or any of them, keep sixteen feet in width 
along the line of said railway in good repair and condition 
during all the time to which the privileges hereby granted 
to said company shall extend, in accordance with whatever 
order or regulation, respecting the ordinary repairs there- 
of, may be passed or adopted by the Common Council of 
said city ; and the said company shall be liable for all the le- 
gal consequential damages which maybe sustained by any 
nerson, by reason of the carelessness, negligence or miscon- 
duct of any of the agents or servants of said company, in 
the course of their employment in the construction or use 
of said railway, or either of them. 

Sec. 7. The said railway company shall lay said tracks 
whenever and as fast as a new pavement shall be laid in 
said streets or parts of streets next after the passage of this 
ordinance: i^rovided, that if said company shall be pre- 
vented or delayed by the oraer or injunction of any court, 
that shall be a sufficient excuse, and it shall be sufficient 
to lay such tracks within a reasonable time after such or- 
der o'r injunction shall be vacated or dissolved 

SEC. K The right to operate said railway shall extend 
to the first day of October, A. D. 1894, at which time the 
rights and privileges herein and hereby gi-anted to said 
company shall cease ; but said company operating said rail- 
way at said time shall be entitled to enjoy all such rights 
and privileges after the expiration of said time, and until 
the Common Council shall hereafter elect, by order for that 
purpose, to purchase stich tracks of said railway, cars, car- 
riages, furniture, and implements of every kind and descrip- 
tion used in the construction and operation of said rail- 
way, and pay for the same in the manner hereinafter men- 
tioned. 

Sec 9. Such order to purchase shall lix the time when 
said city of Chicago will take such railways and other prop- 
erty before mentioned, which shall not be less than six 
months after the passage of said order, and at the time of 
taking said railways and other property before mentioned, 
the city of Chicago shall pay to the parties operating the 
same a sum of money to be ascertained by three commis- 
sioners, to be appointed for that purpose, as follows : One 
to be chosen from the disinterested freeholders of Cook 
County by the said Common Cotlncil ; one in like manner 
l)y the company, its associates, or successors; and the two 
persons so chosen to choose the third from said freeholders. 

Sec 10. All rights heretofore ve^ted in the Board of 
Water Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners, or 
other corporations, are not impaired or affected by the or- 
dinance, but the rights and privileees hereby granted are 
subject thereto. 

Sec 11. Said railway company shall execute a bond in 
the sum of 810,000 for the faithful performance of all the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance, and to indemnify 
and protect the city of Chicago from any and all loss or 
damage by reason of the powers and privileges granted to 
said company. 

Sec 12. That the rights and privileges granted under 
this ordinance for the use of the aforesaid part of Fifth 
avenue by said North Chicago City Railway Company shall 
be only as the lessee of the Chicago City Railway Company. 



Sec 13. This ordinance shall take eflfect and be in force 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by the 
said North Chicago Railway Company and said company 
shall have made the bond provided for herein in manner 
and form as hereinbefore required. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an order for 
viaduct at Sangamon street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Stone, of the Fitfh Ward, demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to Avhom was referred an 
order for a viaduct on Sangamon street, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report that we recom- 
mend that it be passed. 

.James O'Brien, 
T. W. Stout, 
Geo. E. White, 
W. H. Richardson, 
David Murphy, 
Committee on Railroads. 

The following is the order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed to commence the erection of a viaduct 
on Sangamon street, over the tracks of the M. and St. P.. 
and C. and N. W. R. R.'s immediately, as said companies 
have expressed their willingness to erect said viaduct. 
Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an ordinance 
for horse railway on Lake and West Indiana streets, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White demanded that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance for a horse railway on Lake street and West 
Indiana street, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report that your committee have given the 
ordinance a careful consideration, and inasmuch as the 
citizens on the proposed route are generally in favor of a 
railway, we recommend its passage. 

.Tames O'Brien. 
T. W. Stout, 
Committee on Railroads. 

The following is the ordinance : 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

That Samuel Hale, Simon Quinlan, Bolivar G. Gill, 
.John C. Polley, Charles P. McKay, Oscar Burdick, and 
Walter S. Ellis, their heirs, executors, administrators and 
assigns, are hereby authorized to lay a single or double 
railway track, with all necessary and convenient tracks for 
switches, turnouts and side-tracks, upon and along Lake 
street, from its intersection with Wabash avenue to its in- 
tersection with Milwaukee avenue, as the same is or may 
be opened to Lake street, thence northwesterly along and 
upon Milwaukee avenue to its intersection with West 
Indiana street, thence west on and along West Indiana 
street to Western avenue. The track or tracks of said rail- 
way shall be laid as near the center of said streets and 
avenue as ttiey can be safely operated, and where the 
tracks shall be double, they shall be parallel as far as prac- 
ticable. The same to be completed from the initial point 
to the west end of the pavement on West Indiana street 
within sixty days after the completion of the viaduct over 
the steam railways on Milwaukee avenue, and from thence 
west from the present limit of the pavement on West Indi- 
ana street within one (1) month after the completion of the 
sewerage and pavement. 

Sec 2. The tracks of such railway shall not be elevated 
above the surface of the street; shall be laid with such 
rails as may be prescribed by the Board of Public Works, 
and shall be so laid that all vehicles can easily and freely 
cross said railway at all points, in all directions, without 
obstruction. 

Sec 3. The rate of fare for any distance shall not exceed 
five cents, exc pt when cars are chartered for special pur- 
poses. 

Sec 4. The cars used upon said jtracks shall be first class, 
shall be operated with animal power only, and each car 
shall be drawn by not less than two animals and be in 
charge of a driver and conductor and used only to tran.s- 
port passengers. 



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Sec. 5. The said Samuel Hale, Simon Quinlan, Bolivar 
G. Gill, John C. Polley, Charles P. McKay, Oscar Burdick, 
and Walter S. Ellis, their heirs, executors, administrators 
and assisjiis. shall pave, keep up. aad maiiitaiu in good 
repair, and repave when required so to do by the Common 
Council, each and every street upon which said company 
is hereby authorized to lay down its tracks, as follows': 
eight feet in width along the line of said railway, on all 
streets where one track is laid, and sixteen feet in width 
along the lino of said raihvay where two tracks are laid, 
during the whole period of time for which this franchise 
is granted, and in accordance with whatever order, ordeis, 
or ordinance or ordinances respecting repairs, or other 
thing which may hereafter be passed or adooted 
by the Common Council of said city. And the said 
gran lees, their heirs, executors, and assigns shall be 
liable for all damages, of whatsoever kind or nature, which 
may be sustained by any person or persons by reason of the 
carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of" any of their 
Servants or agents in their emplovment in the construction 
and operating of the said railway. 

Sec. G. If the said Samuel Hale, Simon Qidnlan, Bolivar 
G. Gill. John C. Polley, Charles P. McKay, Oscar Burdick, 
and Walter S. Ellis, their heirs, executors, administrators, 
and assigns shall fail to complete said railway, in this ordi- 
nance mentioned, at the time mentioned and provided 
and according to ths conditions herein, then all the rights 
and privileges granted by virtue hereof shall be forfeited 
to the city of Chicago, unless the Common Council of said 
city shall grant an extension of time. 

Provided, That if the said grantees, their heirs, executors, 
administrators, and assigns are delayed by the order or in- 
junction of any court, the time of such delay shall be ex- 
cluded from the time above prescribed. 

Se(:. 7. All rights heretofore vested in the Board of Water 
Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners, or other cor- 
porations, are not to be impaired or affected by anything 
herein contained, but the rights and privileges hereby 
granted are subject thereto. 

Sec. 8. The rights and privileges hereby granted shall be 
enjoyed for and during the term of fifty years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, then to be fully complete 
and ended. 

This ordinance shall take effect from and after its 
passage and acceptance by the said grantees above named. 
But unless acc3pted within thirty days after the passage 
thereof, the same shall be null and void. 

i^lso. 

The same committee, to whom was referred an amend- 
ment to section 9, chapter 18, R. O., entitled "Horse Rail- 
roacis," submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Hildreth and Cullerton demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
amendment to section 9 of chaper 18, Revised Ordinances, 
entitled "Horse Railroads," having had the snme under 
advisement, resnectfully report that your committee be- 
lieve the amendment a proper one, and one which will be 
of great benefit to our citizens, and we therefore recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordinance : 

Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That section 9 of chapter 18 of the Revised 
Ordinances, entitled "Horse Railroads," be, and the same 
is, hereby amended by inserting, after the words, "some 
competent conductor,-' the words, "w^ho shall bea separate 
person from the driver." 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

James O'Brien, 
T. W. Stout, 
George E. White, 
Committee. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance to amend sec. 9. chap. 18, R. O., entitled "Horse 
Railroads," submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Hildreth demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance to amend sec. 9, chap. 18, R. O., entitled " Horse 



Railroads," having had the same under advisement, re- 
spectfully report that we recommend its passage 

James O'Brien, 
T. W. Stout, 
Geg. E. White, 
Committee. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend section 9 of chapter 18 of the Revised Ordinances 

of 1873. entitlea " Plorse Railroads." 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

that section nine (9) of chapter eighteen (18) of the Re- 
vised Ordinances of 1873, entitled "Horse Railroads," be. 
and the same is hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

Section 9. It shall be unlawful for any horse railroad 
company in the city of Chicago to su.ffer or permit any car 
or cars to be used or run on any street or streets, or any 
portion or part thereof, in said city, at any time, unless 
each such car shall be operated by at least two competent 
persons, one of whom shall act as the driver 
of said car, and the other as the conductor 
of the same. For each and every violation of the pro- 
visions of this section, the said company shall, upon con- 
viction, be subject to a fine of not less than twenty dollars, 
nor exceeding one hundred dollars. 

This ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its 
passage and due dublication on and after the first day of 
September, 1875. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
communication from Sheron Pardee, relati t'e to wharving 
lot, etc., submitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Richardson moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
oraered. That the Law Department be. and is herebv. di- 
rected to investigate the matter set forth in said comrnuni- 
cation, and to report to this Council in writing as to wheth- 
er the city is under any legal or moral obligation to comply 
with the prayer of said Pardee in said communication con- 
tained. 

W. H. Richardson, 
L. Schaffjner, 
E. F. Cullerton, 
Judiciary Committee. 
Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred an order rela- 
tive to vouchers to contracts, snbinitted a report recom- 
mending that the order be placed on file. 
Aid. Richardson moved to concur In the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Education, relative to the 
purchase of a school site, corner of Hermitage avenue and 
Y'ork street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. O'Brien ana Bailey demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com 

mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to wliom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education, relative to 
the purchate of a school site corner of Hermitage avenue 
and York street, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report, that your committee indorse the action 
of the Board of Education in the selection of the school 
sice, and respectfully ask the passage of the following 
order. 

S. E. Clevel-vnd, 
Philip Rgidy, 
Thos. C. Clarke, 
Committee on Schools. 

The following is the order: 

Ordered: That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby 
directed to purchase the lot offered by Mr. Henry H. 
Walker, agent, to wit: 265 29-100 feet on the northwest cor- 
ner of Hermitage avenue and York street, fronting east on 
Hermitage avenue, by a depth of 125 29-100 feet, at a price 
not to exceed $55 per front foot, the same to be used for a 
school site. 



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Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a communi- 
cation from the Board of Education relative to purchase of 
school site corner of Cleaver and Division streets, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White demanded that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago m 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication from ihe Board 01 Education relative to 
the purchase of a school siie on the corner of Cleaver and 
Division streets, having haa the same under advisement, 
respectfully report that vour (committee indorse the recom- 
mendation of the Board of Education, and respectfully ask 
the passage of the following order. 

S. E. Cleveland, 
Thos. C. Clarke, 
Philip Eeidy, 
Thomas Lynch, 
Committee on Schools. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
instructed to purchase for a school site lots 32 to 37 (both 
inclusive) in block 2, Chatfield's Addition to Chicago, for 
the sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, payment to be 
made either in cirv certificates of indebtedness, payable 
March 1, 1875, bearing interest at the rate of seven percent, 
per annum, or in a certiticate of indelptedness indorsed 
•'Good for taxes of 1874." 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a resolution 
directing the Law Department to assist in making ap- 
praisals of schools lands, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White and Stout demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 

Common'Couneil assembled : 

Your Committee onSchools, to whom was referred a res- 
olution directing the i^aw^ Department to assist in making 
appraisal of school lands, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfullv report: That we recommend its 
passage. S. E. Cleveland. 

Thos. C. Clakke, 
Philip Reidy, 
C. H. Case. 
Thomas Lynch, 
Committee on Schools. 

The following is the order: 

Whereas, The Common Council, at its last regular meet- 
ing, in accordance with the city charier and on the recom- 
mendation of the Board of Education, appointed three 
appraisers to determine the value of the school fund 
property for the next five years; and 

Whereas, There seems to be great legal difficilties in 
the way of making said appraisement; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Law Department be, and is 
hereby, directed to assist the Board of Education's attor- 
ney in making a proper assessment of the school fund 
oroperty. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS— SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Sommer, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division, to whom was referred a resolution 
ill relation to the improvement of Stewart avenue, sub- 
mitted a report. , , , , 

Ala. Stout and White demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was referred a preamble and resolution concerning 
the improvement of Stewart avenue by the Pennsylvania 
Central, lessee of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railroad Company, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report that they recommend the resolu- 
tion be passed. Fred. Sommer, 

Tom Foley, 
F. W. Warren, 
R. Stone, 
R. B. Stone, 
Wm. Fitzgerald, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
Whereas, The property owners of the Sixth Ward have 
for some lime been laboring under a very great inconveni- 
ence on account of the total obstruction of Stewart ave- 
nue by the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne aud Chicago Railway 
Company; and 



Whereas, The citizens have been holding meetings and 
have passed a resolution requesting the Board of Public 
Works to compel said railroad company to comply with 
chapter (39) thirty-nine of the Laws and Ordinances of 
1862, compelling the company to improve the street; and. 

Whereas, Thr Board of Public Works have taken no ac- 
tion in the premises, and the property-owners claim they 
can get no redress, I therefore ask the passage of the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Resolve-l, That the Board of Public Works be. and they 
are hereby, directed to compel the Pennsylvania Central, 
lessee of Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany, to comply with the provision of said ordinance forth- 
with. F. Sommer. 
Alderman Sixth Ward. 
Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance relative to granting certain privileges to the C, R. 1 
and P. R. R. Co., submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White demanded that the report be laid over and 
published . 

; The following is the report : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets aud Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was referred an ordinance relative to granting 
certain privileges to the C, R. I. and P. Ry. Co., in con- 
sideration of their relinquishing certain rights now held by 
them on South Clark street, having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report that they are of opinion 
that the said ordinance should be passed for the following 
reasons : 

1. It will relieve the street, from Sixteenth street to 
Twenty-second street, entirely from the P. R. track, and 
that is the portion of the street which contains nine-tenths 
of the residences between Twelfth and Twenty-second 
streets, and thereby removing the danger to those people 
of accidents from the moving trains. 

2. The railway company ask for the additional privileges 
on the right of way between Clark and Arnold streets, as 
the tracks already laid there are in use by the L. S. and M. 
S. Ry. Co. ; but as' the franchise was granted to the L. S. and 
M. S. alone, it will be necessary to grant the same right to 
the C, R. I. and P. Ry. before they can avail themselves of 
their property. 

3. The said company agree to vacate before July 1 nine- 
tenths of their right of way on South Clark street, from 
Twelfth street to Twenty-second street, a distance of one 
mile, if these privileges are granted to them. 

R. B. Stone, 
Fred. Sommer, 
R. Stone, 
Wm. Fitzgerald, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

The following is the ordinance : 

Whereas. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail- 
road Company has for many vears. and is now maintain- 
ing and operating a track through South Clark street, in 
the city of Chicago, under power conveyed by an ordinance 
of the Common Council of said city, the removal of which 
track is now desired by the said city. 

And Whereas, The said ihe Chicago. Rock Island and 
Pacitie Railroad has agreed to remove said track from said 
South Clark street, between the point'i hereinafter named, 
and to release, relinquish, and abandon all right to main- 
tain and onerate a track on said street, between such points, 
in consideration of a grant and a reaffirmance of grants 
heretofore made, as set out in the following ordinance: 

Therefore, in consideration of the premises— 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicctyo: 

Section 1. That the Chicago, Rock Island, and 
Pacific Railroad Company be, and hereby is, au- 
thorized and empowered to lay down, maintain, 
and operate its main and side tracks, turn- 
outs, and switches upon, over and across Sixteenth, 
Seventh, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth streets, 
Archer Road and Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets, 
between South Clark street and Arnold street; and the 
rieht of the said the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railroad Company to maintain and operate tracks on the 
west thirty-five feet of that portion of South Clark street 
lying between a point nine hundred and fifty (950) feet 
south of the south line of Fourteenth street to a point six 
hundred and fifty (650) feet south of the south line of 
Twelfth street, substantially as now laid and operated, is 
hereby reailirmed, and there is hereby granted to the said 
the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company 
the right to lay down, maintain and operate two tracks 
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above named, connecting its warehouse and depot on the 
east side of South Clark street and South Twelfth street 
Avith the track; above mentioned on said South Clark street 
and its tracks west thereof as well as the right to lay down, 
maintain and operate triicks on that portion of South 
(lark street which would be occupied by a sidewalk on 
the v.est side thereof, bet\veen the points last above 
named, and the right, power and anthoritv to construct, 
maintain and operate said tracks forever, subject, however, 
to such ordinances and regulations enactea and ordained 
by the proper autliorities of the city of (Jhicago, 
having uniform application and operation upon all rail- 
ways within the limits of the said city of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that the right and privi- 
lege are herebv gran ted to the said the Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railroad Company to erect and maintain a 
fence or wall on the east side of their tracks on Clark street, 
between the points designated in the first section of this 
ordinance, in which it is granted to said company the 
right to operate its road and maintain its tracks on Clark 
street, with the right to make such openings in said fence 
or wall as said company may require for the purpose of 
connecting its main tracks on Clark street with its side 
tracks or warehouses and freight houses on the east side of 
Clark street, said wall or fence lo be eight feet in height. 

SEC. o. That if the said the Chicago, Rock Island and Pa- 
cific Railroad Company shall remove its trcick from South 
Clark street, between Sixteenth and Twenty-second streets, 
prior to the first day of July, A. D. 1875, the foregoing or- 
dinance shall have the force and effect of a contract be- 
tween the said city of Chicago and the said the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and due publication. 

STREETS AND A LIE VS. NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Lengacher, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
North Division, to whom was referred a petition for widen- 
ing the sidewalk space on Rush street, submitted a report 
thereon. 

Aid. White and Stout demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred a petition of propertj'-owners on 
Ru<h street, between Illinois street and Chicago avenue, 
to add two feet on each side of the street to the sidewalk 
space, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report that your committee have examined the sub- 
ject, and think it would be an improvement to said prop- 
erty, and your committee would therefore recommend that 
the prayer of the petitioners be granted, and ask the pass- 
age of the following order. 

J. Lengacher, 
M. Sweeney, 
J. T. Corcoran, 
Peter Mahr, 
Committee on Streets and Allevs, North Division. 

The following is the order: 

Ordered, That the property-owners on Rush street,between 
Illinois street and Chi^^ago avenue, be, and they are here- 
by, permitted to add two feet *o the sidewalk space on 
each side of said Rush street, between said points, for the 
purpose of planting trees: Provided, said improvement is 
done at the expense of the property-owners and under the 
direction and superintendence of the Board of Public 
W orks. 

POLICE. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred contract 
from the Board of Health for night scavenger work, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White demanded that the report be laid over and 
published : 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Health, in accoraance with 
an ordinance passed by the Council for the removal of 
night soil, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
lUlly report that they have held several meetings for the 
purpose of giving the different parties an opportunitv to 
exnibit their machines, and to-day witnessed the tes't of 
Alexander Bucher's niachine, and it save entire satisfac- 
tion to the committee and would therefore recommend 



the city of Chicago in Com- 



ihat the Counfeil Concur in the reconamendation of the 
Board of Health. 

.1. H. HiJ.DRETH, 

T. W. Stout, 
David Murphy, 
W. H. Richardson, 

N. ECKHARDT, 

Committee. 

GaS mghts. 

The Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred sev- 
eral petitions and ordinances for the franchise to establish 
gas works in the city, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. White and Murphy demanded that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of 

mon Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
the several ordinances and applications from different com- 
panies to lay down, operate and maintain sas works 
throughout the city, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report that they have examined the 
same and recommend that the following-named ordi- 
nances be referred to the Law Department for tbeir ex 
arnination, to see that they are properly drawn aud the 
city's interests are securelv guaraed, viz. : 

The United States Gas Works Construction Co 

The Consumers' Gas Light Companv. 

The Coke Gas Light Companv. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. Jonas. 

J. H. Hildreth, 

B. Quirk, 

Com.mittee. 

COUNTY relations. 

The Committee on County Relations, to whom was re- 
ferred a resolution relative to engine house on Third ave- 
nue, submitted a report recommending that the resolution 
be placed on file. 
Aid. Reidy moved that the report be concur^-ed in. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a resolution 
relative to election on "Incorporation." submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 
Aid. Cuilerton moved that the report be placed on file 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The same committee, to whom was referred a communi- 
cation from the Board of Health relative to small-pox etc 
submitted a report recommending that the communication 
be placed on file. 
Aid. Sommers moved that the report be concurred in. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ORDINANCES. 

Communication from Wm. Fitzgerald offering to pur- 
chase reservoir lot on Chicago avenue for ,'8)i;^,000, was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Petition of P. W. Gates and others for a side-track on 
West Water street was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Stout presented an order relative to a bridge at 
North avenue, which was 

Referred to Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Aid. Lengacher presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to raise the catch-basins on Rees street, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher presented an order for an assessment for 
lamp-posts on Toomey street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from William J. Faulkner relative to 
water meters was ordered published, and 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled. 

Your Honor and Gentlemen : Noticing in a recent 
number of the Tribune a report to your honorable body 
from the Board of Public Works upon the use of water 
meters in this city, I respectfully beg leave to sav a few 
words on the subject, and submit to you a proposition for 
supplying the city wholly or in part with meters. 

For many years, as you well know, inventors have been 
active for the producing of a water meter, at once mechani- 
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elements is, that a water meter must possess certain quali- 
ties in order to be of any value. It must be reliable and 
accurate in its measurement, and for this skilled labor 1s 
necessary. It must work very easy, so that leaky taps will 
be compelled to pay their share of the tax, and to insure 
this non-corrosive metal must be used, so that no rust can [ 
form on the working- narts. It must also be strong and i 
durable to successfully resist the pressure of water, and for ! 
these a good quality of metal, and nlenty of it, must be j 
had. 

With the use of water meters strict and exact justice can 
be meted to consumers in the payment of their water rates, j 
Under the present system one consumer may draw but a ; 
barrel of water ner day and his next-door neighbor may ! 
draw one hundred barrels per day: yet both be taxed the { 
same amount. This is not just. ' j 

The economy, to the city and to the citizens individually, 
of the Avater m'eter system would be manifest in many ways, ! 
among them the following: I 

1. It would reduce the pumping of water to one-fourth i 
the present quantity pumped. 

2. It would reduce the cost of rtinning the pumping 
works fifty to seventy-five per cent. 

3. It wottld greatly increase the longevity of the engines 
and pumps, and maKC repairs less frequent. 

4. It would preclude the necessity of taking tip the nres- 
ent street pijjes to put down larger sizes, for if the ptimp- 
ine be reduced three-fourths, as it can easily be, the pres- 
ent pipes would supply three to four times the population 
thev now ao. ' 

5. It would overcome the necessity f *r any further exten- 
sions of numning works. The saving would be such that, 
as in the case' of street pipes, the present pumping power 
would be abundant for supplying three to four times the 
population now supplied. 

6. It would cause such economy in the use of water that 
there could always be a very large reserve of pumping 
power, which, in case of large lires. could be called into 
use, and thereby insure an ample supply of water in any 
emergency. Had water meters been in universal use in 
July, 1874, the lire that occurred on the 14th of that month 
could haxe been subdued in thirty minutes, and thereby 
millions of dol lars (!Ould have been saved in a day. 

7. It would insure such economy in the use 
of water that the present pumps would be en- 
abled to keep the water in the water tower 
at such a height as to furnish sufficient pressure 
to throw water to the roofs of the highest building without 
the aid of steam engines, and very many of the constantly^ 
occurring lires could be extinguished by applying hose to 
the hydrant, and without calling out the tire department. 

B. Should none of these facts obtain, the water meter 
system would insure to the city a just and equitable in- 
crease oi revenue more than sufficient to pay for meters as 
far as they could be placed. 

The consum])tion of water in this city is about eighty 
gallons per day per capita of population; one-fourth, or 
over one-tifth of this amount would be an adequate supply, 
as instance the city of Manchester, England, with over 
(500,000 inhabitants, notea for its cleanliness as a manufac- 
turing city, second to none in point of health, finds itself 
abundantly supplied at the rate of sixteen gallons per 
capita per day,'just one-fifth of Chicago, including all the 
water used for watering streets, fires, manufacturing and 
domestic purposes, etc. All persons there are sup- 
plied by meter except for strictly domestic pur- 
jjoscs, that is, when there are no water closets, 
urinals, bath houses, and carriages, etc., and when uni- 
versally applied they expect to make a yet farther reduc- 
tion. After trying all other means for curing the many 
evils connected with the waste of water, they adopted the 
meter system, and this has worked an almost perfect cure. 
The beneficial results accomplished have proved it a most 
economical measure. The amount of water pumped by the 
Chicago works during the municipal fiscal year ending 
March ;^1, 187;J, was 10,000,000,000 gallons, and for the fol- 
lowing year nearly 12,OTO,000,000, an increase of nearly 
twentv per cent., a fact not warranted by the increase of 
population. This nearly 2,000,000,000 gallons' increase, at 
the average meter rates for that year, would 
have yielded about $270,000. The increase can be accounted 
for in a great degree by the wear and tear of plumbing, 
much of which is old aixd worn, and very leaky. 
This rate of increase is very likely to continue, for leaky 
faucets in kitchen, bath rooms, water clo.sets, urinals, 
stables, etc., are the rule, and not the exception. Nov/ 
there is no inducement to keep taps closed, 
when not in use, or keep plumbing in good order, and as a 
consequence thousands upon thousands sutler from lack of 
water, while through the carelessness of others billions of 



gallons annually go to waste. This evil cannot be cured 
by the building of new water works nor by increasing the 
power, for the forcing of more water through the old pipes 
would play havoc witii the old plumbing, increase the 
number of leaks, enlarge the present ones, and thus indis- 
criminately multiplv the waste. The use of water meters 
would check this waste, which would be equivalent to in- 
creasing the pumping power and the lines of transit for the 
water in an exact proportion. The gradual placing of them 
would insure such a saving that y^our present means and 
facilities would be sufficient for this city for all time to 
come. Unless they are provided, and the waste of water 
stopped, a new pumping works will have to be built every 
few years. 

Tlie revenue from water rates for the municipal fiscal 
year ending March :U, l.s74, was §156.:397.36, for 1,1:^2,8.37,500 
gallons. The remainder of the revenue for the year was 
$552,406.98, for 10,tj39,981,D32 gallons. Allowing that twenty 
per cent, of this quantity was used for public purposes, the 
balance at the average meter rate for that year would have 
yielded a revenue of nearly twelve hundred thousand dol- 
lars instead of five hundred and fifty-two thousand dollars. 

The Board of Public Works, in their report to 
your honorable body say, among other things, "There is 
was;e by defective plumbing, some of which is twenty 
years old, and the greatest waste of all occurs in private 
and other houses summer and winter, and from this enor- 
mous wastage the city obtains no revenue." Further on 
they say: "The interest of the city and of the consumer 
are alike served by the use of meters, wherever practica- 
ble." Now, if the greatest waste of all occurs in private and 
other houses, then those are certainly the most practicable 
places to put in meters. Again the report says, "Experience 
shows that meters often save more than their cost in less 
than one year after their introduction. The saving of water 
now wasted, which their gradual introduction would 
effect, would be more than an equivalent for their cost in 
lessening the quantity of coal consumed and in obviating 
the necessity of so rapidly enlarging our mechanical facil- 
ities " Taking this in connection with the fact that in 
private and other houses the greatest waste occurs, and it 
is certainly convincing that the placing of meters in private 
and other houses would be the greatest stroke of economy 
the city could possibly undertake. 
The city is now paving for meters as follows : 
% inch meter, cost in New York |23— laid down here 
$26. 

1 inch meter, cost in New York, $45— laid down here $49. 
IVo inch meter, cost in New York, $60— laid down here 

$65. " 

2 inch meter, cost in New York, $75— laid down here $81. 

3 inch meter, cost in New York, $150— laid down here 
$1-58.50. 

4 incii meter, cost in New York, $500— laid down here 
$515. 

I now desire to call your attention to the Lewis water 
meter, and submit it to" you for your inspection, and also 
request you to give it a thorough test. It is the invention 
of Mr. Joseph Lewis, a practical mechanic and engineer, of 
Manchester, England, and is the result of thirty years of 
study and experiment on his part. It is a very simple, yet 
a very perfect machine. It is easy to work (the force of one's 
breath will drive it), accurate in its measurement, reliable 
under anv and all circumstances, and durable in all its parts. 
It will indicate the finest stream, and even the slow arip- 
pings of leaky taps cannot pass without registration. 1 can 
furnish them at prices very much below what the city is 
now paying if ordered in .sufiicieut numbers. On an order 
for ten thousand meters I will supply them at the fotlow- 
ing prices: 

% inch meter, $17.50. 

1 inch meter, $35. 
1% inch meter, $48. 

2 inch meter, $60. 

3 inch meter, $'15. 

4 inch meter, $310. 

The % inch would be the regular size for dwelling houses , 
saloons, restaurants, retail stores, small factories, shops, 
garden hydrants, etc. Aside from these prices being very 
much lower than those now being paid, repairs for these 
would not be one-fourth as great as for the meter now in use. 
These meters, if ordered, will be manufactured in this 
citv. This would enable the city to supply itself with parts 
at any time, widiout delay and without freight, cartage, 
express charges, etc. 1 beg your honorable body to give 
tliis your earnest consideration. This is a home industry 
which, if properly encouraged, will add largely to the man- 
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iiiincHKiion of water meters will be a direct benefit to 
every tax-paying citizen, as well as to everv water con- 
sumer in the city, and they will save their cost nearlv as 
fast as thev can be put in. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William J. Faulkner. 

Petition of citizens for removal of wagon stand from Mar- 
ket street was 

Referi ed to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order directing the Board of 
Education to rent or build a school house between Max- 
well, Mitchell, Blue Island, and Brown streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Woodman presented an ordinance for a horse rail- 
way on Halsied street, between Randolph and Madison 
streets, and from Harrison street to the Halsted street 
bridge over the Chicago River, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys W^ D. 

Aid. Woodman presented an ordinance for a horse rail- 
way on Milwaukee avenue and Canal street, which was 

Referrsd to Committee on Streets and Alleys W. D. 

Petition of A. Parson to furnish gas governor was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Case presented an order relative to use of park 
lawus, which was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Petition of Wm. Williams for appointment as Citv 
Weigher at 153 West Randolph street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Reidy presented an order for the repeal of an ordi- 
nance for paving Halsted street, from Archer avenue to 
Twenty-second street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and AUevs, South Di- 
■ vision. 

The official bond of Braman Loveless as City Weigher 
ras 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The official bond of August Koehn as Citv Weigher 

ras 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition for sewer on Hanover street was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition for appointment of S. Jacobs as City Weisher, 
at 503 Clark, was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition for sidewalk on Thirtv-eighth street was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of American Gas Light Companv to furnish 
their patent gas lamp and burner was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Petition for gas on Green street, between p:rie and Ohio 
treets, was 

Relerred to the Board of Public Works. 
Petition for sewer on South Dearborn street, between 
inirty-fifth and Thirty-ninth streets, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance against paving the north 200 feet of Ver- 
aon avenue was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition for gas on State street, between Thirtv-fifth and 
inirty-mnth streets, was 



Referred to the Board of Public Works, with instructions 
to prepare an ordinance. 

Petition for crosswalks and sidewalks on Thirtv-sixth 
street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public W^orks. 
Petition for sewer on Archer avenue, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution directing the select 
committee appointed to examine the books of the Relief 
and Aid Society to report, which was 
^ Referred to the Committee on County Relations. 
i xild. Warren presented a resolntion directing the Law De- 
i partment to take steps to open an alley in block 117, School 
I Section Aadition, and moved its adootion. 

The motion prevailed. 
I Aid. Fitzgerald presented an order relative to the im- 
provement of South Clark street, which was 
; Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

i Aid. D. W. Clark presented an order relative to paving 
: School street, and moved it^ passage. 
; The motion prevailed. 

I Aid. Campbell presented a resolution relative to publish- 
I ing the incorporation law in the corporation newspaper, 
j which was t i . 

; Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
I _ Aid. R. B. Stone presented an order directing the C'orpora- 
tion Counsel to report to this Council at the next regular 
meeting whether the Council has the legal power to direct 
any horse railway company to run their cars in any par- 
ticular locality where their tracks are now laid, and moved 
Its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid White presented an order for repair of sidewalks on 
Carroll street, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. White presented an order for lamps on Fisk street, 
)m Canal street to Jefferson street, and moved its nas- 



^i-ivj.. ..ijj.1,0 jjiciscriiicu ail urut 

from Canal street to Jefferson 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stout presented an order relative to an engine house 
and steam Hre-engineat Nickersonville, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Campbell presented an order relative to printing 
ballots to be used at the election to be held April 23. 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, with instructions 
to report at the next regular meeting. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order to refund fine to P. Grif- 
fin, which was 

Refeared to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Stout presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to put Fullerton avenue in a passable con- 
dition where the sewer has been laid, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Warren moved that the Council do now adjourn 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned. 
JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City CJerk. 



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Official Report. 



?resriit—A]Q. Foley, Ricnardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, 
Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the I''ifth Ward. 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Case, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengaeher, Sehaifner, Murphy. 
Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent. 
Alj.<cnt—A\d. Spaulding, Case and Jonas. 



The Clerk announced that a clerical error appeared in 
the Council proceedings of the last regular meeting, 
whereby the name of Aid. Stone of the Fourth Ward ap- 
p ared as voting in the affirmative on the saAe of the 
property bounded by North LaSaile street. North Clark 
street, Eugenie street and North avenue, instead of Aid. 
btone of the Fifth Ward. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the Clerk have permission to 
correct the record. 

The motion prevailed. 

The vote as corrected is us follows : 
^?/e.5— Richardson. Warren, Coey, Stone of the Fifth 
)\ard, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, 
Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Quirk, Rvan 
£«kharat, Stout, Mahr, Lengaeher, Schaffner, Murphy 
aweeney, Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 30. 

jVoes—Fitzgeruld. Stone of the Fourth Ward, Mc- 
■uoiiald. Heath, Waterman. Campbell, Case, and Cleveland 

• -^^^--'I^-iir moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held April 12, 1875, as am.ended, and the minutes of 
tne special meeting held April 16,1875, oe approved with- 
out bemg read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
ms Honor the Mayor : 

TT„ ^,, ^ Chicago, April 19, 1875. 

ttonorable Board of Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 



Gentlemeis : In consequence of the term of office of N. 
B. Boyden, as Justice of the Peace, having expired bv limi- 
tation, a vacancy exists in the office of Police Justice" of the 
South Division of the city of Chicago; therefore, by virtue 
of the power and authoritv conferred upon me bylaw. I 
hereby appoint John Summerfleld, as Police Justice, to till 
the unexpired term of said Boyden, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your honorable bodv in such appoint- 
ment. Respectfully, H. l). Colvin. Mayor. 

Aid. Stone moved that the communication be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Board of Education relative to 
the sale of the LaSalle Street Primary School lot, was 
Laid on the table. 

The City Attorney presented a communication in relation 
to the annulling of the existing gas contracts, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 
The Board of Public Works presented a communication 
protesting against the sale of the Chicago avenue reservoir 
lot for ten thousand five hundred dollars, which was 
Placed on file. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for the vacation of S. 100 3-10 feet 
of alley running N. and S. in block 2, Owsley's subdivision 
sec. 18, 39, 14. which was. 
Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for the vacation of that part of 
Johnson avenue lying north of Twenty-seventh street, was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Also, 
Report and ordinance annulling assessment for lamp- 
posts on Division street, from North Branch Canal to North 
Branch, Chicago River, which was 
Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance annulling assessment for paving 

Foster street, from West Harrison street to West Polk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, the 

ordinance was put upon its passage and passed bv ayes and 

noes as follows : 

^lyes— Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of 
tne Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward. Keidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward. White. Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr. Lenagcher, 
Schaffher. Murphy, Sweenev. Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas 
Corcoran, Mr. President— 36. 
iVoes— None. 
The following is the or^inanee ^s passed : 



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Annulling assessment for paving Foster street, from ^^e&t 
Harri-on street to West Polk street. ^ ^. . 

£r /"or;/o"/c'nH, the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 
SF(Tioxl That the assessment roll for paving Foster 

street fmn West Harrison street to West Polk street, con- 

rirS March 18, 1874, warrant i\415/De^ and the same is 

^'sE^-i^ThaUheComptroller be.and he is hereby or- 
dered to refund all moneys paid on account of said war- 
rant •' 415 to the party or parties paying the same upon 
fh" presentation of the City Collector's receipt tor said pay- 

""^"'- Also, 

A. report and ordinance for curbing and filling Astor 
street, from i)ivisiou street to Schiller street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mahr, the 
ordii ance was nut upon its passage and passea by ayes 

'''^^."SiJh^Jd^^: Warren, Fitzgerald Coey, Stoiie of .tlie 
Fmrnh Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke o the Fifh 
Ward. Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton. McClQry.Hildreth, McDon- 
ald, Bailev,* O'Brien, Woodman. Ciark'ot the le^uh Wara, 
White Gunderson, Heath. Waterman. Campbell, Cleveland, 
Quirk Rvan Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner 
Murnhy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President— 36. 
lYoe-s— None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for opening an _ alley in lot 4, 
Vdock 3. west part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to Chicago, 

^^ 'Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. South 
Division. 

Also. 

Report and ordinance for the extension of an alley 
througii lots 22 and 2G east part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to 
Chicago, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, b. D. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication cover- 
ing "an" ordinance authoring payments on account of 
salaries and compensation of city otticers and employes, 
and for other purposes." ^ . ,^, ^■ 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the engrossment of the o"din- 
ance be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

^,,p.v_Kichardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Warn, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton. Mc- 
Clorv Hildreth. McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath, 
Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan. Eckhardt, 
Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas. Corcoran. Mr. President— 37. 

"iYor6-— Kone. 

Aid. Cullcrtcm moved that the ordinance be passeo. 

The motion prevailed l.y ayes and noes as follows: 
^l,e,_Ki(.li.irdson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton. MeClory. 
Hildreth, McDonaUl. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward. White, (iuiiierson. Heath, Waterman, 
campl>ell. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckiiardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schairner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. Dick- 
inson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 37. 
iVoe.s— None. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN OIIDINANCE 

Authorizing pavments on account of salaries and compensa- 
tion for city oilicers and employes, and for other pur- 
ymses. 
Be it nrdniiiedbu tJie Com.mon Council of the city of Chicago: 
Si:<;tion 1. That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, avithorized and directed to pay to the 
several oHicers and emnloyes of the city of 
Chicago, montiily. on accoui-t of their salaries 
and cumpeuMitioii, respectively, for the months of April. 
^^nv, and June, A. D. IHT.'i. not exceeding the amount per 
nuj'nlh antiiorizcd for the fiscal year ending March :!1. 187.1, 
bv the annual api>ropriation ordinance passed June :>(). 
1H7I. sui'je<;t. however, to such chanues as may be made in 
said salnrie- and compensation by the general appropria- 
tion ordinancis for the current fiscal year; all reductions 
whi(^h sluill t<e made bv said general appropriation ordi- 
nance to 1)1' charged against salaries and compensation for 
the month of June, A. D. 1576, of the persons whose pay 
shall have been so reduced. 



This ordinance is intended to include payments on ac- 
count of said salaries and compensation to ofticers and em- 
plovesof the Boards of Education Public Library, Health, 
House of Correction, Board of Public Works, Fire and Po- 
lice Departments, and all other salaries and compensation 
usually iiayable monthly. . , ^ ,. . , 

Sec. "2. The Comptroller is also authorized and directed 
to pav the costs of special assessments. ^ . ^ 

Sec 3 The Comptroller is hereby authorized to borrow 
a sutticient sum of money to make the payments herem 
ordered. 

The City Collector presented his annual report for the 
fiscal veaf ending March 31, 1875, which was 

Ordered placed on file. 

\ld Cullerton moved that the rules be suspended in or- 
der to take up the order of engrossea ordinances, orders, 
and resolutions. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance establishing 
grade on Milwaukee avenue referred to the Clerk 
for engrossment March 22, 1875. 

\la White moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^^e.s— Folev, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the iiith Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer Cullerton 
McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Wood- 
man, Ciarkof the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson. Hciith- 
Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 38. 

'Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

establishing the grade on Milwaukee avenue : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chi- 

^"^SECTioNl. That the grade on Milwaukee avenue at the 
points designated be, and the same is hereby established 

^At a point seventv-five feet south of the south line of 
Carroll avenue, twenty -six feet. ■ 

At a point thirty feet south of the south line ot West 
Kinzie street, twenty-seven feet. ,,. . ^ ^ , ,,,., 

At the northeast corner of West Kmzie street and Mil- 
waukee avenue, twenty-six and live-tenths feet. 

At the northwest corner of West Kinzie street and Mil- 
waukee avenut; twenty-six feet. ^ ,r-l 

At the southeast corner of North Union street and Mil- 
waukee avenue, sixteen feet. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances con- 
flicting with this ordinance be, and the same are hereby. 

r6V)€'tXl0t i 

Se---. 3. 'The above heights, as fixed, are intended to be 
measured from the plane of low water of A. D. i847, as 
fixed bv the Commissioners of Illinois and Michigan Ca- 
nal, and adoDled bv the late Sewerage Commissioners and 
by the Board of Public Works as the base or datum for city 
levels. , , ., 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and af ler its 
passage. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance amending section I, chapter 34, 
Revised Ordinances, "Petroleum." 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, moved that the ordinance 
be recommitted to the Committee on Gas Lights, with in- 
structions to confer with the Fire Marshal and Police and 
Fire Commissioners and report a proper ordinance.^ 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the motion of Aid. otone be 
laid on the table. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayp^—Fn\ex, Richardson. Warren, Clarke of the l^iitn 
Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, Murphy, 
Lynch, Dickinson— 21. u -.ir ^ 

iVor;.s— Fitzgerald, Coev, Storte of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, McClory, McDonald. Bailey, 
Heath, Waterman, Camobell. (Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, 
Sweenev, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 16. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend the ordinance by strik- 
ing out the words spirits of turpentine wherever they ap- 
pear therein. 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance as amended be 
pas.sed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 



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^.Ves— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward.'Reidj'. Sommer. Cullerton, 
Hildreth, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. 
Campbell, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Schaft- 
ner. Murphy, Sweenev, Dickinson. Corcoran— 23. 

.Voes— Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the Fifth Ward, McClory, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Cleveland, Lengacher. Lynch and Mr. President— 14. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AX ORDIXANCE 

Amending section 1 of chapter 34 of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1873, entitled "Petroleum and other dangerous 
liquids." 

Be It ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 
Sectiox 1. That section I of Chapter 34 of the Revised 
Ordinances of 1873, entitled "Petroleum and other danger- 
ous liquids," be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to 
read as follows : 

" Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, 
or corporations to store or keep for sale withini the corpo- 
rate limits of the city of Chicago any cruae petroleum, 
gasoline, naphtha, benzine, camphene, spirit gas, or burn- 
ing fluid, exceeding a quantity of one barrel of forty -live 
gallons; and it shall be unlawful to keep for sale or on 
storage any refined carbon oil, kerosene, or othea products 
for illuminating purposes, of coal, rock, or earth oils, ex- 
cepting such refined oils as will stand a fire-test of 110 
degrees of Fahrenheit, according to the method and direc- 
tion of Jonn Tagliabue: and it shall not be lawful I0 keep 
any quantity of said articles exceeding one barrel of lortv- 
five gallons in any part of a building excepting a cellar, 
the floor of which shall be five feet below the grade of the 
adjacent streets; and no crude petroleum, gasoline, 
naphtha, benzine, carbon oil, camphene, spirit gas, or burn- 
ing fluid snail be kept or stored in front of anv building, or 
on any street, alley, wharf, lot, or sidewalk "for a longer 
time than is sufficient to receive in .store or in delivering 
the same: Provided, such time shall not exceed six hours: 
and it shall also be unlawful for any person, firm, or cor- 
poration to manufacture any gas for illuminating purposes 
from any substance whatever, or to build any gas works, 
or erect any house, building, or any reservoir for nolding 
or storing illuminating gas within the corporate limits 
of the city of Chicago, without first having obtained per- 
mission so to do from the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago." 

SEC. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Communication from the City Comptroller relative to 
the value of a tract of land bounded by Eugenie street 
North avenue. LaSalle and Clark streets, laid over and 
published April 12, 1875. 

Aid. White moved that the communication be placed on 
tile. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Board of Public Works relative 
to the manner of construction of the engine house on Third 
avenue, laid over and published Aoril 12, 1875, v/as 

Ordered placed on file. 

Report of the Committee on Public Buildings relative to 
building a City Hall and Court House jointly with the 
C'ounty, laid over and published Aprill2, 1875. and made 
the special order for Monday. April 19. at 8:30 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Coey moved to concur in the report and pass the 
order. 

Aid. Campbell moved to substitute the resolution em- 
bodied in a report of the Committee on Public Buildings 
relative to the erection of a City Hall, ordered placed on 
file March 22. 1875, and taken from the files by a vote of the 
Council, April 12, 1875, and made the special order lor 
Monday .\pril 19, 1875. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the substitute be laid on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 
^yes— Foley, Richardson, Coey, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, White, Heath, Schaffner. 
Lynch, Dickinson— 14. 

Voe,s— Warren, Fitzgerald, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, 
McClory. Hildreth, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
trunder.son. Waterman, Campbell. Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan 
ii/Ckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Cor- 
coran, Mr. President— 23. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the subject-matter be post- 
f poned for one week. 



Aid. Lengacher moved the previous question, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote: 

^2/es— Richardson, Warren, Reidy, Hildreth, McDonald, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Gunderson, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Leng- 
acher, Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, and Corcoran— 16. 

iV^oes— Fitzgerald, Coev, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. Woodman. Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Ryan, Schalfner. Dickinson, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 20. 

Question being on motion of Aid. Hildreth to postone for 
one week— it was carried. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Allevs, West Di- 
vision, on an ordinance amending an ordinance for horse 
railway on West North avenue, laid over and published 
March 29, 1875. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be concurred m, and 
the engrossment of the ordinance be v.'aived. 

^yes— Richardson. Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunder- 
son, Heath. Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckharat, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy. 
Sweeney. Lynch. Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 33. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

^j/es— Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fouj-th Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv. 
Hildreth, McDonald, White, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. Dickin- 
son, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 34. 

iVoe«— O'Brien— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN OUDINANCE 

Amending the first, third, fourth, fifth, tenth, and eleventh 
sections of an ordinance entitled, "An ordinance author- 
izing the construction and operation of ahorse railway on 
North avenue, between Milwaukee avenue and Hum'- 
boldt Park, in the city of Chicago." 

Be it ordained by the Coinmon Council of the city of Chicago: 

That section one of said ordinance be, and the same" is 
hereby, amended by repealing the last proviso of said sec- 
tion one, and that sections three, four, five, ten, and eleven 
in said original ordinance be repealed and the following 
substituted: 

Section 3. The said track, or tracks, and cars operated 
thereon shall be used for no other purpose than to trans- 
port passengers and their ordinary baggage, and said track, 
or tracks, shall be so laid as to avoid the unnecessary ele- 
vation of their tracks above the surface of the street, and 
shall be so maintained by said company as not unneces- 
sarily to obstruct the passage of carriages or vehicles over 
them, or to impair the usefulness of the street on which 
they are laid; shall run cars or carriages tnereon of a suit- 
able style and description, and at all such times and rate 
of speed as the public convenience^and safety shall to it 
seem to require. 

Sec. 4. The said railway company, its successors and as- 
signs, as respect grading and paving, shall at their own ex- 
pense grade and pave the space between the rails, and 
keep the same in good repair and condition, in accordance 
with such ordinances, orders, and regulations, as shall be 
passed or adopted by the Common Council of said city, 
such paving, grading, and repairs to be subject to and done 
under the superiiitenaence and direction and to the satis- 
faction of the Board of Public Works 01 said city, or other 
board of officers of said city having charge and superin- 
tendence of the improvements and repairs of streets. 

Sec. 5. Said railway company, its successors and assigns, 
shall be liable for any legal or consequential damages 
which may be sustained by any person by reason of the 
carelessness, neglect, or misconduct of any agent or servant 
of said company, its successors and assigns, in the con- 
struction or use of said tracks or railway, or by reason of 
the misconstruction or faulty or defective construction of 
said tracks or any of them. 

Sec. 10. The permission and authority hereby granted are 
upon the further consideration that the said railway com- 
pany shall and will forever indemnify and save harmless 
the city of Chicago against any and all damages, judg- 



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ments, decrees, and costs and expenses of the same which 
it mav suffer,' or which may be recovered and obtained 
a£?ain.st said city for or by reason of the granting of such 
privilege and authority, or for or by reason of or growing 
out of or resulting from the passage of tliis ordinance, or 
anv matter or thing connected therewith, or with the ex- 
ercise l)v said comi)anv of the privileges hereby granted. 

Sicc. 11. This ordinance shall take effect and be m force 
as soon as the same shall have been duly accepted by the 
<aid Chi(;aL'o West Division Railway Company. 

Roi)ort of Committee on Streets and Alleys. S. D.. on ad- 
verse report and ordinance for opening or extending iifth 
avenue, from 'lavlor street to Twelfth street, laid over and 
published Marcli 22, 1 ST.-). 

Aid. Warren moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion i)revailed, and the ordinance was passed by 
aves and noes as follows: 
\l,/f.s_Folev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, btone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke ot 
the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, JlcClory, 
Hildreth, Bailev. O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, "Cunderson, Campbell. Quirk, Eckhardt, 
Stout. Mahr, Lengacher. Schatt'ner, Murphy. Sweeney. 
Lvnch, Dickinson, Corcoran, Mr. President— H2. 

\V,;gx_MeDonald, Fleath, Waterman, Cleveland, Ryan 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred an 
order providing for the printing of ballots for the election, 
to take place on the 2:id of April, 1875, submitted a report 
(according to instructions) recommending the passage ot 
the (jrder. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion nrevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Onkrcd, That the City Clerk be, and he is hereby directed 
to cause to be printed one hundred thousand ballots, with 
the words: "For citv organization under general law," and 
one hundred thousand bailots with the words: "Against 
citv organization under general law," and one hundred 
thousand ballots with the words "For minority represent- 
ation in the (.itv Council." and one hundred thousand 
ballots with the" words: "Again-it minority in the City 
Council," printed on said ballots, and to see that the bal- 
lots are properly distributed among the Waras, and deliv- 
ered to the judges of the election on the 23d of April next. 
Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a resolution 
relating 10 the publishing the general incorporation act 
for towns and cities, approved April 10, 1872. 

Aid. Cam[)bell moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Vhv following is the oi'der as passed: 



Beaoi.ved, That the general incorporaiion law for towns 
and cities, approved April 10, 1872, or so much of it as 
relates to cities, be published in the corporation news- 
naper. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from his Honor the INIayor, appointing John 
Summerfield Police Justice, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Richardson and Warren demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: . • 

To the Mavor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
communication from his Honor the Mayor, appointing 
John Summerfield as Police Justice of South Division, 
having the same under advisement, respectfully report 
that thev recommend that said appointment be confirmed. 
Wm. H. Richakdson, 
J. L. Campbell, 
E. T. Cullerton, 

L. SCHAFFKER. 

* Committee on Judiciary. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the official 
bond of August Koehn as assistant hay weigher, submitted 
a report, recommending tnat the bond be approved. 

Aid. Richardson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the official 
bond of Braman Loveless as assistant hay weigher, submit- 
ted a report, recommending that the bond be approved. 

Aid. Richardson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton presented an or- 
dinance relative to an inspector of buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

By unanimous consent. Aid, Heath, of the Committee on 
Finance, to whom was submitted the claim of Cox Broth- 
ers for extras on account of the lake tunnel, su omitted a 
report recommending the passage of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Heath moved that the order be referred to the Clerk 
for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Warren moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned. 
JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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APRIL 26. 1875, 



Official Report. 



freseTU—Ald. Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the I^'ifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward. Reidy. Soramer, Cullerton, McClorv, 
Hildreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman'' 
I Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, 
|Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President. 
Absent— A\d. Coey, Spaulding, Case and Dickinson, 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the minutes of the regular 
rneetmg held April 19, 1875, be approved without being 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from His Honor 
the Mayor, appointing C. M. Reynolds City Weigher, for 
the purpose of weighing coal and salt, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 
Also. 

A communication from His Honor the Mayor appoint- 
ing Frederick Homan City Weigher for scales located at 
So_ 1313 South Halsted street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 
Also. 

A communication from His Honor the Mayor, appointing 
bjitz Sprang City Weigher for scales located on the corner 
ot Halsted street and Clybourn avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 
Also, 

A communication from His Honor the Mayor appointing 
VMJham\\illiams as City Weigher at 153 VVest Randolph 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 
Also, 

A communication from His Honor the Mayor appointing 
-owell Moody as City Weigher at the Illinois Central Rail- 
road depot, which was 
: Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Also, 

A communication from His Honor the Mayor appointing 
Adam Beresford as City Weigher at the freight depot of 
K? .CrV^'^*^" ^"^ Northwestern Railroad Company, on 
North Dearborn street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 



The Board of Public Works presented a communication 
asking for the passage of an accompanjang order authoriz- 
ing the Comptroller to make a temporarv loan of one 
hundred thousand dollars for the use of the water tax 
fund. _ 

Aid. j^itzgerald moved that the engrossment of the order 
be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
,fy^^—^o^^''^^^ii^'^^'^on, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
?£ ^H?'.?,?''^^,.^ F^- S*'^"^ of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of 
ii^.^.^l,*", "^^™' Keidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv 
Hildreth McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr 
Lengacher, Schaflfner, Murphy, Sweenev, Lvnch. Jonas 
Corcoran, and Mr. Presiden t— 35. ' " 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the order be passed 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^^es— loley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Stone of 
t^?Z w^^^i ^f^-^- Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. 
McDonald Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark 6i the Tenth 
^ard, White. Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, Cleveland, 
Ryan Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lenagcher, Schaffner 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 33. 

iV^oes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas In the opinion of this body a necessity has 
arisen for the immediate resumption of work in the exten- 
sion of water pipes as contemplated by Section 38, chapter 
5, of the city charter; it is therefore 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is herebv au- 
thorized and directed to make a temporarv loan of the 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for the use 
of the water tax fund. 

Also. 

xT^.l^^?^^ ^'^'^ ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
North btate street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Jonas, the ordi- 
nance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows ; r j j 

^yes Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Stone of the 
Fourth \\ard, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory Hildreth 
McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tentli 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath. Campbell, Cleveland 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher Schaffner' 
Murphy. Sweeney. Lynch. Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr' 
President— 34. 
JVbes— None. 



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Also. 



\ report and ordinance for eighteen lamp-posts on Hurl- 
hut street, from Kugenie street to Centre street. 

Bv nnanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mahr, tne or- 
dinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes ana 

"'^^IS-^ Ud.^Folev, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth' Ward. Stone of the ^Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, Mc- 
(Uory Hildreth. McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath. 
Campbell, t;ieveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gachcr, Schaftner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas. Cor- 
coran. Mr. President— :M. 

A^ofs— None. 

Also, 

V report and ordinance for , five lamp-posts on Church 
street, from Blackhawk street to North avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Alderman Stout, 
the'ordinance. was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

,l,,cs-Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clorv Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Wood- 
man" 'ciarkof the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath. 
CaniDbell, Cleveland. Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Manr, L^en- 
gacher, Sc-hatfner. Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Cor- 
coran, and Mr. President— 34. 

Xucs — None. 

Also. 

\ report and ordinance for seven lamp posts on Goethe 
street, from North Wells street to Sedgwick street. 

Bv unanimous con:<ent, on motion of Aid. Lengacher, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: .-,0,. c 

^2ye.s— Folev. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone ot 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifrh Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
:sicDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, Cleveland. 
Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Mur- 
nhv, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President 
—34. 
xVoes— None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance foi- six lamp-posts on Walton 
place, from Rush street to Pine street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schaffner, tne 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes us follows: 

Aves— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourtli Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey. O'Brien, Woodman, Ciarkof tne 
Tentii Ward, White. Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Rvan. Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr. Lengacher, Schaffner. 
Murphy, Sweenev, Lynch, Jonas. Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 34. 
iVoes— None. 

Also. 
A report and ordinance for twenty-three lamp posts on 
Orchard street, from North avenue to Centre street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mahr. the ordi- 
nance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

.1,/e.s— Folev.Pvichard.son, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the 
FouVth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, (Jullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White. Gunderson, Heath, Campbell. 
Cleveland. Rvan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, 
Schaifner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch. Jonas, Corcoran, 
and Mr. President—:'/!. 
jVc»c«— None. 

.\Lso, 

A report and ordinance for five lamp-posts on Division 
street, from North State strccjt to Aslor street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schaffner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

A i/ra— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Firth Ward, (,'larke of the Fifth 
Ward. Reidy. .Sommer. Cullerton, Mc(;lory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, Baiiey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of theTenth Ward, 
Wliiie. Gundersoi:. Heath. Campbell, Cleveland. Ryan. 
Eckhardt, Stout. .Mahr. Lem;aclH'r. Scbanner. Murphy, 



Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran and Mr. President— 34. 
iVbes— None. 

Also, 
A Report and Ordinance for twelve lamp-posts on Aldine 

Square. . ^ »,•, t> -.a 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Reidy. 
the'ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: ,, ^ 

Ayes - Folev, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory. Hil- 
dreth, McDonald. Bailev, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell. Cleve- 
land. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murphy." Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 34. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for twenty-one lamp-posts on 
Willow street, from Larrabee street to Sheffield avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mahr, 
the ordinance was put unon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows: ■,■,0^ c 

Aves— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. 
McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth I 
Ward White. Gunderson, Heath, Campbell. Cleveland 
Ryan' Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, Mur-j 
phy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President 
—34! 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
Arenortand ordinance for four lamp-posts on Hills j 
street, from North Franklin street to Sedgwick street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Sweeney, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and; 
noes as follows: ., c. ti 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of: 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton. McClory. Hildreth, 
McDonald, Bailev, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath. Campbell, Cleveland, 
Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney. Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President. 
Noes- None. 

Also, 

\ report and ordinance for twenty lamp-posts on 

Eueenie street, from North Wells street to Larrabee street, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stout, the 

ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 

and noes as follows: . ,,0.. i 

j^yes— Foley. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone oJ, 

the Fourtli Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke olH 

the Fifth Ward. Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, 

Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark 01 

the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell 

Cleveland, Ryau, Eckhardt, Stout, Manr, Lengacher 

Schaffner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran. an(3 

Mr. President— 34. , 

Noefi — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for twenty-six lamp posts 01 
Mohawk street, from North avenue to Sophia street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. ivjahr, m 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes am 
noes as follows: -.^^L■^^„ w„..h 

^i,s.s_Ald. Folev, Richardson, Stone of tne t ilth Ward 
Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Clarke 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy,, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory mi 
dreth. McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, C^ark of tti 
Tanth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, Cleve 
land, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lehgacher Sphaffne: 
Mnrphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi 
dent— 34. 
iSTofis- None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for five lamp-posts on Lincol 
place, from Sophia street to Webster avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stout. the ora 
nance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes an 
noes as follows: . ,,0.. 

Aye>i— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, M^^Clor] 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodmatu (>lark( 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campoei 



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Cleveland, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher* 
Schaffner. Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, 
and Mr. President — 34. 

Noes— 'Sow . 

i*iso. 

A report and ordinance for eleven lamp posts on Rees 
street, from Larrabee street to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lengacher, the 
ordinance was nut upon its passage and passea by ayes 
and noes as follows: 

.4 yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Keidy, Sommer, Cullerton. McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Heath, 
Campbell. Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. 
Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presideni — .34. 

Noes— Hone. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for eight iamp-posts on Black- 
hawk street, from Sedgwick street to Larrabee street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schaffner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and [noes as follows: 

Ahes — Folev, Richardson, Watrei/. Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Soramer. Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark "of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson. Heath, Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murphv. Sweenej', Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent- -34. 

Noes— Sone. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication ac 
companied by an ordinance authorizing the Comptroller to 
borrow money. 

Aid. Hildreth move 1 to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Heath, Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 32. 

iV'oe.s— McDonald— 1. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foiey, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton. McClory, Hildreth, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Heath, Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President — 32.' 

Noes — McDonald — 1. 

Aid. Richardson moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the ordinance be tabled tem- 
porarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Law Department presented a preamble and 
ordinance in relation to duties of officers under the gen- 
eral incorporation act of 1S72. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 

Tne motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Campbell, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher,' Schaffner. Murphy. Sweeney, 
Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran— 31. 

iVoes— McDonald, Heath, Cleveland, and Mr. President 
-A. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the ordinance be r>assed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, (iunderson. Campbell, Quirk, Ryan, Eck- 
hardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Swee- 
ney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran— 29. 



iVoes— Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, McDonald, Heath, Cleveland, Mr. President— 6. 

Aid. Waterman moved that the vote last taken be recon- 
sidered. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the ordinance be temporarily 
postponed. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED HUSINKSS. 

Report of the Committee on Judiciary on the (communi- 
cation from his Honor the Mayor, apnointing John Sum- 
merfield Police Magistrate, laid over and published April 
19, 1875. 

Aid. Richardson moved to concur in the report and con- 
firm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed, and the appointment was con- 
firmed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^2/es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Cullerton. 
McClory, Hildreth, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Cleveland, QuirK. 
Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Mur- 
phy, Sweeney, Lynch. Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President— 27. 

iVoes-Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer, McDon- 
ald, Bailey, Heath— 8. 

Reports of the Committee on Railroads on ordinance 
providing for horse railway on Lake ana other streets, laid 
over and published April 16, 1875. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the report be tabled temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on resolution relative to improvement of Stewart 
avenue by the Pittsburg. Fort Wayne and Chicago Rail- 
road Company, laid over and published April 16, 1875. 

Aid. Sommer moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

W^HEREAS, The property owners of the Sixth Ward have 
for some time been laboring under a very great incon- 
venience on account of the total obstruction of Stewart 
avenue by the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Rail- 
way Company; and. 

Whereas, The citizens have been holding meetings and 
have nassed a resolution requesting the Board of Public 
Works to compel said railroad company to comply with 
chapter (39) thirty-nine of the Laws and Ordinances of 
1862, comnelling the company to improve the street; and. 

Whereas, The Board of Public Works have taken no ac- 
tion m the premises, and the property-owners claim they 
can get no redressi ; therefore ask the passage of the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Resolverl, That the Board of Public Works be. and they 
are herebv, directed to compel the Pennsylvania Central, 
lessee of Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Com- 
nany. to comply with the provision of said ordinance forth- 
with. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that a committee of one from each 
division of the citv, together with His Honor the Maj'or, 
be appointed to procure such legal assistance as may be 
necessary on account of the act for the incorporation of 
cities and villages, recently voted upon. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee Aid. Hildreth, 
Lengacher and Folev. 

The Clerk announced to the Council that he had in his 
posses.sion the returns of the late election, by which the 
city of Chicago was ^incorporated under an act for the in- 
corporation of cities and villages, approved April 10, 1872, 
and desired to know the pleasure of the Council with re- 
gard to the same. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the subject matter be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that when the Council adjourn it 
be until Friday evening, April 30. at 8 o'clocic. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance relative to a horse railway on Fifth av- 
enue and North Wells street, laid over and published April 
16, 1875. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived. 

The motiiMi prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

yi'Ves— Folev, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of 
the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 



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Mr. President— 3t>. 

A'iT^<Sffner moved that tlie ordinance be passed. 

..l,,,_Foley. i^'i:^^^,';'^^";^^,;^ SI h Ward, Clarke of the 
the Fourth \Vard. htone of "J« ,^^" ,, ' Mcc'ic.rv, Hildreth. 
Fiith Ward. l^.f^^>-v«;^"/"f \[-S,m^^^^ Clark of the Tenth 

Mr. President— b('. 
ThTf^iiowing is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OKDINANCK 

l„u the i-oustructioM f ''' ,» "■.'"."i'Jfe" , and overandupon 

S»"k own "i ' ;!^1 i'lreet brld.,er across said river; 
S..,,™c"leidin| north along Wells street to the intersec- 
i,, of the "am" with North (.-lark street and connecting 
"i^h the rail"" V tracks on said c;lark street, or any other 
trucks now in tise at intermediate points. , , . „ 

in ' Thecals to be used upon said ^tracks hereby a i- 
IMriJei I be constructed upon said Filth avenue, sMd 
,ridKc^ 1 d said Wells street, shall be operited witb aiumal 

„\vS Iv and no railway car or carriage used by any 
ffiter lailro'ad company in this State shall bo used upon or 
pass ovcr,s,a,d tiin.ks^ J cars, or carriages, operated 

Ihereoi. shall be used for no other purpose than to transfer 
"ssc Kcrs ud their ordinary baggat-e; and the cars or 

i?d. ?Js us . for that purpose shall be of the best style 
«, 'lis' in use oil sudi railways: and the Common Conn- 
c 1 sh 1 Have the bower at all times to make such regula- 
tions is to tlie rate of speed and time. of running said cars 
^ir r-urriiiires iLs said Council may reuuire. . 

SR T^Th- tra-ksof said railway shall not be elevated 
ul ( ve Ih'' s" rfacc of the street, and shall be laid with mod- 
ern., roved rails; and shall be so laid that carnages and 
ohervehi.-les can easily and freely ^^''"^^ ^aid /_rack or 
inu-ks at anv and all points, and in any and all directions, 

"ij!^' "i T^dd'Smnany shall, as respects the gradi.ig^ 
,„iv .' macadamizing, lilling or nlanking of the streets or 
rrLiuf strm-: npon which tliey shall con.strnct iheir 
iaid raihvi^.oranyof the.n, ke.p si.vteeu feet m width 

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rinrin? all the time to which the privileges hereby granted 
SE TBltitn,' W^'lcifni-llifo^^^^^^^^^ 
S;rKL°^^fcr?in1-s;;i^.?e"=V„?^^^^^ 

^nPt of anv of the agents or servants of said company, in 
fhe course of tnSr employment in the construction or use 

°^^:^f^e^aS?^a?^SJ^y ^^f ^it'lS^S 

OTdinanceProrided, that if said company shall be pre- 
sented o" delayed by the oraer or i^J^/^^l be^sfiffiSS t 
tvint «hin be a sufficient excuse, aim it shall oe sumcieui, 
Slifsuk tracks within a reasonable time after such or- 
deo'r injunction shall be vacated or dissolved 

SFr s The right to onerate saia railway shall extena 
to the first dfv of October, A. D. 1894, at which time the 
Sshts and privileges herein and hereby granted to said 
Company shSll cease ; but said company operating said rail- 
wnv at said time shall be entitled to enjoy all such rights 
Tifd privieges alter the expiration of said time, and until 
fhe Smiion Conucil shall hereafter elect, by order for that 
mfrDOS™ to purchase such tracks of said railway, cars, car- 
Ss, ^rniCe, and implements o^/very kind and c^e^^cnp- 
tion used in the construction and operation ot saia ran 
wa?, and pay for the same in the manner hereinafter men- 

^'sf?'9 Such order to purchase shall fix the time when 
sairci^- of Chicago will^kesuch -i^^a^^'s and other prop- 
erty before mentioned, which shall not be less than six 
Smiths after the passage of said order, and at the time 01 
Sno sJid railwa^vs and other property before mentioned 
the dtv of Chicago shall pay to the parties operating ihe 
same a sum of money to be ascertained by three commis- 
fo'erlto'be a'p'oinLd lor.that Purpose as M - 
TO be chosen from the disinterested freeholdeis ot ooojc 
C^omity by tVsaid Common council; one ^^ ^^^.%V^^'fJ^ 
by theeorapanv, its associates, or successors; and the two 
persons so chosen to choose tbe third from said freeholders 
SEC 10. All rights heretofore vested in the Boara ot 
Water Commissfoners and Sewerage C^m.mssioners, or 
other corporations, are not impaired "^^JJc^ed by the or 
din ance, but the rights and privileges hereby granted are 

''sic?\?S' railway company «baU execute a bond in 
the sum of $10,000 for the faithful periormance of all the 

erms Sid conditions of^this o^di^'^^^^.f '^^i^^^^ffj"!" If^ 
and protect the city of Chicago from any and all loss or 
damKeby reason of the powers and privileges granted to 
said company. 

SEC. 12. That the rights and privileges granted under 

this ordinance for the "se of the atoresaid part of b ifth 

avenue by said North Chicago City Railway Company shall 

be only as the lessee of the Chicago City Railway Company. 

SEC. 13. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 

as soon as the same shall have been duly acc;eRted by the 

said North Chicago Railway Company and said company 

shall have made the bond provided for herein in manner 

and form as hereinbefore required. „^,^^„„ipatioTi 

Report of the Committee on Schools on commumcation 

from the Board of Education, relative to the purchase of a 

school site corner of Hermitage avenue and \ork street, 

laid over and published April 16, 1875. . ^ .^ +>,p 

Aid. Cujierton moved that the report be referred to the 

Board of Education. , , i, ,0 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as foJ,lows^^^^ 

^i/e8-Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald. Sommer. 

Culierton. McClory. Hildreth, McDonald. Baiey.OBrien 

White, Gunderson, Heath, Cleveland, Quirk, Eckhardt. 

Stout. Mahr. Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, 

Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 25. 

iV7,fi,^_Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the F fth 
Ward Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Woodman, Clark 
of the Tenth Ward, (Campbell, Cleveland, Ryan— 9. 

AD.IOUKNMENT. 

Aid. Lvnch moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned 
until Friday evening at S o'clock. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 
City Clerk. 



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APRIL 30, 1875. 



Official Report. 



Present— AMs. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Coey, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton. 
McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey. O'Brien, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Camp- 
bell. Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas. Cor- 
coran, and Mr. President, 

Absent— Aid. Spaulding, Woodman, Case, and Dickinson. 

The Clerk announced that the printed minutes of the 
meeting held April 26. 1875, were wrong, inasmuch as the 
name of \.ld. Waterman appears as moving the recon- 
sideration of the vote whereby the ordinance in relation to 
duties of officers under the general incorporation act of 
1872 was passed, instead of Aid. Richardson. 

Also, inasmuch as the name of Aid. Woodman appears 
at moving to lay the ordinance on the table temporarily, 
instead of Aid. Richardson. Also, inasmuch as the name 
of Aid. Woodman appears as moving to lay the "ordinance 
authorizing the City Comptroller to borrow money under 
the incorporation act of 1872 " on the table, instead of Aid. 
Richardson. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Reports of Committee on Schools on communication 
from the Board of Education relative to pur';hase of school 
site corner of Cleaver and Division streets, laid over and 
published April 16, If 75. 

Aid. Ryan moved 10 concur in the rep ivt, and waive 
the engrossment of the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the engrossment was waived 
by uyes and noes as follows : 

^^es— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Coey, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stoue of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Reidy. Sommer, Cullerton. McClory, Hildreth, Mc- 
Donald, Bailev, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Gunderson, Heath, Campbell. Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 34. 

iVoeg— Waterman— 1 . 

Aid. Ryan moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 



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Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren. Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth *Vard, Reidv, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Campbell, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaff- 
ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President -34. 

iVoes— Waterman— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

ordered. That the City Comptroller be, and h«> is hereby, 
instructed to purchase a school site, lots 32 to 37, (both in- 
clusive) in block 2. Chatfield's Addition to Chicago, for the 
sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, payment to be made 
either in city certiticates of indebtedness, payable March 1, 
1875, bearing interest at the rate of seven per cent, per an- 
num, or In a certificate of indebtedness endorsed " Good 
for Taxes of 1874." 

Report of the Committee on Gas on several ordinances 
for gas works laid over and published April 16. 1875. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the report be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to take from the table the com- 
munication from the City Comptroller covering an orai- 
nance authorizing the borrowing of money. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to strike out the preamble of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hlidreth, McDonald. Bailey, O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White. Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Muiphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr. Preside nt--36." 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Coey, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailej', O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath. Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr, President— 36. 

iV'oes— None. 

The following is the o^-diuance »fi pufin^i : 



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AN ORDINANOB 

authorizing the Comptroller to borrow money. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago : Tnat to provide for monthly or any other pay- 
men tij which shall have been authorized by the Common 
Council and required lo be made at any time before the 
collection of the taxes of any year, the Comptroller may, 
with the sanction of the Mayor and Finance Committee, 
borrow tne necessary money for a time not longer than the 
tirst day of June of the next municipal j'ear. 
i Sec. 2. If for anv cause the city has heretofore, or shall 
hereafter, fail to collect any tax on the general tax war- 
rant of said city, in any year, or in case the receipt of the 
revenues of said city shall fall short of the amounts appro- 
priated by the Common Council, the Mayor and the Comp- 
troller shall be, and are hereby, authorized, with the , 
sanction of the Finance Committee, to borrow a sufficient 
amount of money to meet any such deficiency.for any length 
of lime not exceeding the close of next municipal year, 
and to issue and negotiate bonds or certificates of indebt- 
edness therefor, which said amounts shall be provided for 
in the annual appropriation bill of the municipal year 
next succeeding such loan. 

Sec. 3. Whereas, tne city has failed to collect the full 
amount of xhe taxes on the general tax warrant of the city 
of 1874, within the municipal year; and.wherfeas, the receipt 
of the revenues of the city has fallen short of the amounts 
appropriated by ihe Common Council by the ordinance of 
June 30. 1874, and June 30, 1873, the Mayor and Comptrol- 
ler are hereby authorized, with the sanction of the Finance 
Committee, to borrow a sufficient amount of money to 
meet such deficiencies, for any length of time, not exceed- 
ing the close of the next municipal year, and to issue and 
negotiate certificates of indebtedness or bonds therefor. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to take from the table the ordi- 
nance for horse railway on Lake and other streets, laid 
over and published Anril 16, 1875, tabled temporarily 
April 26, 1875. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stone, of the Fifth Ward, moved to amend section 
2 of the ordinance by inserting the v/ords (after the word 
•'only") ; "And no car shall be run upon said tracks, except 
under the charge of a competent driver and conductor, 
who shall be two separate persons." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Clarice of the Fifth Ward, moved to amend section 1 
of the ordii ance by adding the words, "The said Metro- 
politan City Railway Company, after obtaining the con- 
sent of this Council, may allow any other street railway 
company not at this time having a right lo lay a track 
upon Lake street, to use said track upon said Lake street 
between the Union Depot, at the foot of Lake street, and 
Canal street, by their paying to the said Metropolitan City 
Uailvvay Company their proportion of the cost of con- 
Btruction and maintenance of said track |upon said Lake 
street between the points above-named. 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan moved to amend section two of the ordinance 
by .sirikintc out the words, "And no railway car or carriages 
used by any other railroad company in this State shall be 
used upon or passed over said track or tracks." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. McDonald moved to amend section 10 of the ordi- 
nance by adding .he words: "Provided the fare on said 
railroad shall not exceed 5 cents for the whole distance 
to the city limits." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment of the 
ordinance as amended be waived. 

The motion nrevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Aije6—A\d. Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald. Coey, 
Stone of the Fourin Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Relay, Sommer, Cnllerton, McClorv, 
Ilildieth. McDonald, Uailey, O'Brien. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gundersoii, Heath. Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
.Schallner, Murphy, oweeney. Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran. Mr. 
Pre.^^ident— oO. 

Noea — None. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance as amended bo 
pa.ssed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Richard.son. Warren. Fitzgerald, Coev. 
Stone of the Fourth Ward, Sione of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke, of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Culierton, 
McClory, Hildreth, .McDonald, Baiiey, O'Brien, Clark of 
the 'lentil Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 



Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, SchaflFner, Murphy, Sw^eeney, Lynch, Jonas, 
Corcoran and Mr. President— 36. 

Noes— Noue. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINAKCE 

Authorizing the construction and operation of a horse rail- 
way on Lake street. Lake street bridge, and West Lake 
street, from the Union depot at the foot of Lake street to 
Canal street; on Canal street from West Lake street to 
West Fourteenth street; on West Fourteenth street from 
Canal street to California avenue. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago : 
Section 1. That in consideration of the acceptance here- 
of, and the undertaking of the Metropolitan CItv Railway 
Company to comply with the provisions herein contained', 
permission and consent are hereby given, granted, and 
duly vested in said company, its successors and assigns, to 
lay down, operate, and maintain a single or double track 
railway, with all necessary and convenient turnouts, turn- 
tables, side tracks, and switches In, upon, over, and along 
Lake street, Lake street bridge, and West Lake street, 
from the Union Depot at the foot of Lake street to Canal 
street; on Canal street irom West Lake street to West 
Fourteenth street ; on W' est Fourteenth street from Canal 
street to California avenue, in the city of Chicago, In Cook 
County, In the State of Illinois. The said Metropolitan City 
Railway Company, after obtaining the consent of this 
Council, may allow any other street railway company not 
at this time having a right to lay a track upon Lake s'treet 
to use said track upon said Lake street between the Union 
Depot, at the foot of Lake street, and Canal street, by their 
paying to the said Metropolitan City Railway Company 
their proportion of the cost of construction and mainten- 
ance of said track upon said Lake street between the points 
above named. 

Sec. 2. The cars or carriages to be used upon said track 
or tracks hereby authorized to be constructed upon said 
streets shall be operated with animal power only, and no 
car shall be run upon said tracks except under the charge 
of a competent driver and conductor, who shall be two 
separate persons, and the said track or tracks and cars op- 
erated thereon shall be used for no other purpose than to 
transport passengers and their ordinary baggage. 

Sec. 3. The track or tracks of said railway shall not be 
elevated above the surface of the street, and shall be laid 
with modern improved rails, and shall be so laid that car-, 
riages and other vehicles can easily and freely cross said 
track or tracks at any and all points, and in any and all di- 
rections without obstruction. 

Sec. 4. The said railway company, its associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns shall pay one-third of the cost of grad- 
ing, paving, macadamizing, or filling said streets or parts of 
said street on which it is hereby authorized to construct said 
railway, when said grading, paving, macadamizing or 
filling shall be ordered by the Common Council 
or other proper authority of said city, and shall at all times 
keep that portion of said streets as shall be occupied by its 
said I ailway, in good repair and condition, in accordance 
with whatever orders may hereafter be passed in that 
behalf by said Common Council; and said railway com- 
pany, its successors and assigns shall be liable for all legal 
and consequential damages which may be sustained by any 
person by reason of the carelessness, lieglect or misconduct 
of any agent or servant of said company, its successors and 
assigns. In course of their employment, in the construction 
of the use of the said track or tracks or railway. 

Sec. 5, The rights and privileges hereby granted to said 
company .shall be forfeited to the city of Chicago unless the 
aid railway (exceptinir that part of the same to be con- 
structed on West Fourteenth street, between Ashland 
avenue and California avenue,) shall be fully completed 
and ready for use on or before the first day of October, A, 
D. 1876. Provided, That if the said company shall 
be delayed by the order or Ini unction of 
any court, the time of such delay shall 
be excluded, and the same time, in addition to the period 
above prescribed, shall be allowed for the completion of 
said railway as that during which said company may have 
been so delayed : And provided further i That said company 
shall be allowed until Jan. 1, A. D. 1880* for the comple- 
tion of said railway on West Fourteenth street, between 
Ashland avenue and California avenue; 



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SEC. 6. The right to operate said railway shall extend to 
the first day of January. A. D. 1900. at which time the 
rights and privileges herein and hereby granted to said 
company shah cease : but said company operating railway 
at said time shall be entitled toenjov all of such rights and 
lirivileges after the expiration of said time, and until the 
Common Council shall thereafter elect, by order for that 
purpose, to purchase said track or tracks of said railway, 
cars, carriages, furniture, and implements and appurte- 
nances of every kind and descriptitm, used in the construc- 
tion and operation of said raihvav. and pay for the same 
in the manner hereinafter mentioned. 

6Ec\7. Such order to purchase shall fix the time when 
said city of Chicago will take such railway and other prop- 
erty before mentioned, which shall not be less than six 
months after the passage of said order; and at the time of 
taking such railway and other property before mentioned, 
the city of Cnicago shall pay to the parties operating the 
same a sum of money to be ascertained by three Com- 
missioners, to be appointed for that purpose, as follows : 
One to be chosen from the disinterested freeholders of 
Cook County by the said Common Council; one in like 
manner by the said company, its associates or successors, 
and the two persons so chosen to choose the third from 
said freeholders. 

Sec. 8. AH rights heretofore vested in the Board of Water 
Commissioners and Sewerage Commissioners, or other 
corporations, are not to be impaired or affected by this or- 
dinance, but the rights and privileges hereby granted are 
subiect thereto. 

o^,l^'. '''■ ^u^i, ^^^^ Metropolitan City Railway 
f,?i?P.a">: ^^hall enter into a good and 
sufficient bond with the city of Chicago 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars for the faithful 
performanceof all the terms and conditions herein con- 
tained in this ordinance. And that said railwav herein 
mentioned ^hall be completed at the times and manner 
herein stated unless delayed by the order or injunction of 
some court having jurisdiction of such matters from so 
comnleting the same. 

Sec. 10. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
as .soon as the .same shall have been dulv accented bv the 
Pnmn«!f, ?iP'^ 'If "^ City Railway Company, and the "said 
conipanj shall have made and executed the bond provided 
for herein m manner and form as hereinbefore required- 
Proi'/r/rrf the fare on said railroad shall not exceed five 
cents for the whole distance to the city limits. 

By unanimous consent, the special committee appointed 
loL , '^^^.P*'^®".^ securing additional assistance to the 
Vflvnr^%t "r^TS'^'^^'if^f ^^^ injunction enjoining the 
Major Cit> Clerk and Common Council from canvassing 
the returns of the late election for reincorooration. sub- 
^.ul^L^ P?^""-^, recommending that the canvassine of the 
returns of April 23, A. D. 1875, be continued until the next 

Aid. Aildreth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on the ordinance in 
relation to the Chicago and South Atlantic Railroad la d 
over and published April 16, 1875. 

c^t.^^t^r^'^c:f^^l^^ that the report be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys. South Division. 
The motion prevailed. 



Majority report of the Committee on Streets and Allevs 
West Division, on the ordinance for horse railwav on West 
Indiana street, laid over and published Jan. 18, 1875 

Minority report of the Committee on Streets and AUevs 
West Division, relative tolayinghor.se railwav track on 
West Indiana street, laid over and published Jan. 18 1875 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on ordinance for 
horse railway on Lake and West Indiana streets, laid over 
»nd published April 16, 1875. 

_ Ala. Hildreth moved that all reports pertaininj? to a 
norse railway on West Indiana street berecommittedto the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid Quirk demanded tne aves and noes, and 

The motion prevailed by the following vote- 
^es-Foley, Warren, Coey, Reidy, MeClory, Hildreth 
McDonald, Bai ey, Brien,Clark of the Tenth wkrd, White! 
Gunderson, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher Murnhv 
Sweeney, Lynch. Jonas, Corcoran— 21. ^ 

wSf^T^^i?''^ ''^r*^!u^.l^'^ Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Cullerton, Heath, Waterman, Campbell. Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Mr. President— 10. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di^ 
vision, on ordinance granting certain rights to the Rock 
i^^PJir^"^ ^^c'^^c Railroad, laid over and published April 

lb, 18/5. ^ 

Aid Stone of the Fifth Ward moved that the considera- 
tion of the ordinance be postponed for two weeks. 

Toe motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads, on order for viaduct 
at Sangamon street, laid over and published April 16, 1875. 

Aid. Quirk moved that the report be placed on file 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the order mentioned in said 
report be placed on file. 

The motion was lost by the following vote- 
r.AlT^Ell^^ur^^^^-r9,°^7' '^^^?^ '^^ the Fourth Ward, Stone 
?L ^i-?'l^^^^';1;9^^^® ^^ t'^e Fifth Ward, Reidy, Mc- 
Donald, Heath. Waterman, Cleveland, Quirk, Lengacher, 

iy_oes-Richardson, Warren, Sommer. Cullerton, Hildreth, 
Baile5% O'Brien, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunder- 
son, Campbell, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout. Mahr, Murphv 
Sweeney, Lynch, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 20. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the order be recommitted to 
the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed by the ayes and noes as follows: 
^y.^yj-^rvFA^'^^%^^\^'.9^'^^'> S'one of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy. Sommer. Cullerton, Hildreth. Mc- 
Donald, Bailey, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Gunderson, 
Sf,^K^'^}^?^^r™^"r' f^ampbell, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan 
Eckhardt, Mahr. Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, ' Lynch, 
Jonas, Corcoran— 26. ^ ^ > 

iVoes— Warren, O'Brien, White, and Mr. President— 4. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Reidy moved that the Council do now adjourn 
Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed bv the following vote • 
TTm^^o^if^Y'^f "' )Varren. Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, McClorv, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Wk- 
terman, Cleveland, Quirk, Eckhardt. Mahr. Lengacher, 
Mm-phy. Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, Mr. President 

AToes— Sommer, Cullerton. McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Campbell, Ryan, Stout— 8. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, City Clerk. 



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OfBcial Report. 



Present— A\d. Foley, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward. 
Stone of thel'lfth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, 
Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaft- 
ner. Murphy. Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President. 

Abaent—Md. Richardson, Fitzgerald, Coey, Spalding, 

The Presiding Officer being absent, Aid. Lengacher 
moved that Aid. Schaft'ner take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sweeney moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held ADril 2ti, 1875, and the adjourned regular 
meeting held April 3'», 1875. be approved without being 
read. 

'1 he motion prevailed. . 

The Presiding Officer, Aid. Dixon, made his appearance. 
Aid. Schaffuer vacated the chair. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the Board of 
Education relative to the purchase of a school site on the 
corner of Hermitage avenue and York streets, which 
was ^ , 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

'Jhe c:itv (;o;r,ptroller presented the quarterly report ot the 
Board of' Inspectors ot the House of Correction, which 
was 



.Accepted and placed on file. 
The Board of Public Wor 



The Board of Public Works presented 
A report and ordinance for fifteen lamp-posts on 
North Plalsled street, from Clenter .street to Belden av- 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Eckhardt. 
Iheordinnnce was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and no'.s as follows: 

^w,.s_Kolev, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. Reidy, 
Sommer. Cullerton. McClory. Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Gunderson, Heath, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
SU)Ut, Manr, Lengacher, Schaffner. Murphy. Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson. Jonas. Corcoran, and Mr. President— 33. 

Noa—Hone. 



Also, 

A report and ordinance for eleven lamp-posts on Forest 

avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventh street. By 

unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. T. C Clarke, the 

ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes and 

" l*;e,s— FolevVwarren, Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone 
of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, 
Gunderson, Heath. Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweenej". 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran, and Mr. President— 33. 
"iVocs— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for eleven lamp-posts on Prairie 
avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty-seventa street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, of the 
Fifth Wara, the ordinance was put upon its passage, and 
passed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^ j,,,es_Folev, Wairen. Stone ot the Fourth Ward. Stone 
of the Filth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward Reidy, 
Somnur, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White. Gun- 
derson. Heath, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt Stout. 
Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. President- -33. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for thirty -six lamp-posts on 
South Dearborn street, from Thirty-third street to Egan 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, of the 
Fifth Ward, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^^e.s_Eolev, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth "Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Som- 
mer, Cullerton. McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, 
Gunderson, Heath, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan. Eckhardt, 
Stout, Mahr, Lengacher. Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. 
Lynch, Dickinson, Jonas. Corcoran, and Mr. President— 33. 

Noes— None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for four lamp-posts on Thirtieth 
street, from Michigan avenue to Prairie avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
nassed bv ayes and noes as follows: 

' Ayes— Foley, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, 
Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. 
Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. McDonald. 
Bailey, O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the Tanth Ward, 
White, Gunderson, Heath, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eclc- 



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hardt. Stout, Mahr. Lengacher. Schaffner, Murphy, Swee- 
ney, LjTich, Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 38. 

Noes— yi one. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for opening or extending Mil- 
waukee avenue, between the north line of Carroll avenue 
and the south Hue of the alley running east and west 
through block 10, original town of Chicago, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division 

The Clerk presented the City Treasurer's annual report ot 
all receipts and expenditures during the fiscal year ending 
March oi, 1875, which was, on motion of Aid, Lengacher, 
published and placed on tile. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

The undersigned, in compliance with Section 18 of Chap- 
ter 5 of the City Charter, respectfully submits herev.'ith his 
annual report of all receipts and expenditures during the 
fiscal year ending March 31, 1875, and the amount in treas- 
ury at that date. 

f RECEIPTS. 

Balance ift Treasury, April 1, 1874. S466,910.19 
Board of Pubjic Works Appropria- 
tion 3556.918.68 

Burr, Jonathan, Fund 4.252.08 

Citv Hall Fund 751.99 

Fees 656.00 

Fines for the Release of Prisoners. 4.902.05 
Fines Police Court, North Divi- 
sion .3.871.50 

Fines Police Court, South Division 10,934.00 
Fines Police Court. West Division. 19..540.50 

General Taxes, 1869 15.00 

General Taxes, 1871 1,152.80 

General Taxes, 1872 18,422.96 

General Taxes, 1873 4.035,387.86 

General Taxes, 1874 373.639.64 

General Fund 1,249,.509.54 

General Sinking Fund 1,000.00 

Gage. David A 28,104.16 

Licenses 212,837.33 

Police Fund 35,829.23 

Police Life and Health Ins. Fund. 1, 149.79 

River Improvement Fund 191,948.81 

Kents ;.... 15,297.50 

School Fund 539,228.77 

School Tax Fund 353.66L25 

Sewerage Fund 73.503.39 

Sewerage Tax Fund 431,852.33 

Special Assessments 723,268.69 

Special Loan Account 5,981,849.94 

Tunnel Fund 66.76 

Tax Purchases in 1873 174,718.78 

Tax Pun^hases in 1874 210,097.18 

Water Fund 1,387,955.02 

Water Tax Fund 799,165.07 

Wharfing Interest 2,433.79— 17,444,225.39 

$17,911,135.58 



EXPENDITORES. 

Board of Public Works appropria- 
tions 82,807,7 



764.25 

6,393.53 

J,642,762..58 

37,000.00 

494.25 



Burr, Johnathan, Fund. 
City Bridewell Fund.... 

Grenerai. Fund 

General Sinking Fund. 
Personal Redemption... 

Police Fund 1,239,228 55 

Police Life and Health Ins. Fund 706.00 

Public Library Fund 61,953.10 

Biver Improvement Fund 185,131.00 

School Fund 483.412-25 

School Tax Fund 1.381,464.39 

Sewerage Fund 1,027.028.62 

Sewerage Tax Fund 1,557,049.07 

Special assessments 652,102.70 

Special Loan account 497,500.00 

Water Fund 1,855,629.17 

Water Tax Fund 1,880,868.90 

Tax purchases in 1874 57.40 

Tunnel Fund 66.76— $17,320,246.01 

Balance in Treasury April 1, 1875 590,889.57 



RespeetfvUly submitted. 



$17,911,135.58 
Daniel O'Hara, 
City Treasurer. 



The Clerk presented the following communication from 
the Law Department : 

To the Honorable the Common Council of the city of Chi- 
cago: 

His Honor the Mayor requests us to communicate to you 
our opinion upon this point: "Is it necessary that the re- 
turns of the late election should be signed by the election 
clerks, and will the absence of their signatures authori/.e 
you to reject such retttrns?" 

We answer — No! The law in express terms provides 
that "the judges of such elections shall make returns 
thereof to the City Council whose duty it shall be to canvass 
such returns and cause the result of su h canvass to be en- 
tered upon the records of such dty."— Revised Statutes, 
1874. p. 'zll, sec. 3. The signature of the clerks is in no 
wise necessary to give validity to the returns. 

T. Lyle Dickey, 

W. C. GOUDY, 
M. F. TULEY, 

Emory A. Storrs, 
Francis Adams, 
.Tames P. Root. 
Chicago, 111., May 3. 1875. 

Chicago. May 1, 1875. 
To the Honorable the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago: 

Gentlemen : We have, at the request of the Mayor and 
Comptroller and the special committee of the Common 
Council, examined the bill filed in the Circuit Court by 
Franklin MacVeigh and others vs.Thomas Foley and others, 
under which a writ of injunction has been issued by the 
clerk of that court. 

We are desired to express our opinion as to the validity 
of the writ of injunction and as to the liability to punisli- 
ment for disobedience of the writ. 

We, each and all of us, are of the opinion that the Cir- 
cuit Court has no jurisdiction of the biJl, and that the 
writ of injunction is void. 

We are lurther of the opinion that the defendants cannot 
be legally ounished for contempt for a disobedience of 
such writ. 

Respectfully submitted. 

T. Lyle Dickey, 
Counse.l to the Corporation, 

M. F. TULEY. 

W. C. GoUDY, 
Emory A. Storrs, 
James P. Root, 
Francis Adams. 
Assistant to the Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to take from the table the subject 
matter pertaing to the election held April 23, 1875, 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Foley, Warren, Cullerton, McClorv, Hildreth, 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White, Campbell. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stotit, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
de ni— 21. 

iVoes— Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidv, Somjner, Mc- 
Donald, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman. Cleveland, Schaft- 
ner, Lynch, and Dickinson— 1,3. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now pro- 
ceed to canvass the returns of the election held April 23, 
1875, OP- the question of incorporation under general law. 

Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Foley, Warren, Cullerton, McClory, Hil dreth. 
Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White. Campbell, Quirk, Ryan. Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lenagcher, Schatfner. Murphy, Sweenev. Corcoran, Mr. 
President— 22. 

i\ro&s— Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward. 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McDojiald. 
Gunderson, Heath, Cleveland, Lynch, Dickinson— 12.' 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the canvass be made by w^ards, 
commencing with the First. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair designated Aid. Hildreth, Warren, and Schafi" 
ner to assist the Clerk in making the canvass. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved that the canvassers make thoir 
report in writing. 

The Chair ruled the motion out of order. 

Aid. Stone appealed from the decision of the Chair, and 
the Chair was sustained by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Foley, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Reldy 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson 



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Campbell, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhftrdt, Stout. Mahr, Lengacher. 
Schafl'ner, Murphy, Sweeney. Dickinson, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President— 2(). 

^Voe,Q— stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, McDonald, Waterman, Cleveland. Lynch— 6. 

The following is the result as determined by the canvass: 



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Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 

yixth 

Seventh 

Eighth 

Ninth 

Tenth 

Eleventh 

Twelfth 

Thirteenth... 
Fourteenth . 
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Eighteenth . 
Nineteenth . 
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304 


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532 


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Aid. Hildreth moved that the result of the election, as 
given al)ove. be spread upon the records of the city. 

The motion previiiled by ayes and noes as follows: 

.lies— Folev, Warren. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, 
Biuley, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
White. Campbell. Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lentiacher. Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Corcoran, and 
Mr. I're.'^ident— 22. 

Noe." — Stone of the P'ourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Wiird, Reidy, Sommer, McDonald. 
CnndersciH, Waterman, Cleveland, Lynch, Dickinson— 11. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to take from the table the ordinance 
pertaining to duties of city o Rice rs under the incorpora- 
tion act of 1872. 

The motion prevailed by the following vole: 

.4ye«— Foley, Warren, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Reidy. 
Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey. O'Brien, 
Woodman, Clark of the Teiith Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Campbell, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 27. 



.Voes— Stone of the Fourth "Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, McDonald, Waterman, Lynch— 6. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^?/es— Foley, Warren, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clark( 
of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory 
Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Teutl 
Ward, White. Gunderson, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk 
Ryan. Eckharat, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaflner, Mur 
phy, Sweeney. Dickin.son, Corcoran, and Mr. President 
—29. 

iVoes— Stone of the Fourth Ward, McDonald. Waterman 
Lynch— 4. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Wherp:as, A majority of the votes cast at the election? 
held in the City of Chicago on the 23d day of April, A. DI 
1875, were and are "for city organization under genera- 
law," and by reason of such election the said city of Chi, 
cago has become and is organized under such general law. 
to wit: An act entitled "An act to provide for the incor- 
poration of cities and villages," in force July 1, 1872, and 

Whereas, Doubts may exist in the absence of an ordi 
nance on that subject, as to the powers and duties and tht 
continuance in office of municipal officers, boards, mem- 
bers of municipal boards, and employes of the city of Chi 
cago who were such at the time of the organization of said; 
city under said general law ; and. 

Whereas, It is necessary to the public interest and ser-i 
vice and the administration of the municipal government 
that such doubts should not exist; therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicaao: 

Section 1. That all city officers, city boards, members oli 
city boards, and employes ol the city of Chicago who were; 
such at the time of the organization of the city of (ihicag'ii 
under an act en titled "An act to provide for the incorpora- 
tion of cities and villages." in force July 1, 1872. shall be^ 
and remain such officers, boards, members of boards, andj 
employes until their successors shall be elected or appoint-, 
ed and qualified, and shall have and exercise the same! 
powers and perform the same duties as heretofore, and be 
lore the said organization under the said act, until otherj 
wise provided for by law or ordinance. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in forcti 
from and after its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that when the Council aa: 
journ, it be until Thursday evening. May 6, at 8 o'clock, i 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Culler ton moved that the report of the Coml 
mittee or. Public Building, in relation to the erection olj 
City Hall and Courthouse, be made the special order foi' 
Thursday, May 6, at 8:30 o'clock p. m. i 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOUBN'MENT. 

Aid. Gunderson moved that the Council donowadjourn.i 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood adjourneoi 
until Thursdav, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

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Present— Aid. i<oley. Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, 
Stone of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Keidy, Sommer, Cullerton. McCIorv, 
Hildreth, McDonald, O'Brien. Woodman, Clarke of the 
Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Camp- 
bell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Corcoran, 
and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Coey. Spalding, Bailev, Case, Dickinson, 
and Jonas. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board ot Public Works presented a communication 
asking for the passage of an accompanying order relative to 
reletting contract for the construction of sewers (formerly 
awarded to John P. Ford). 

Aid. Stout moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

.4ye,s— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, McClory. O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the 
Tenth Ward. White, Heath. Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner. Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 27. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works of the city of 
Chicago be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed 
to relet the contract for the construction of sewers (former- 
ly awarded to John P. Ford, and known as contract No. 3, 
North Division), to the next lowest responsible bidder, 
under date of Sept. 25, 1874. 

Also, 

Preamble and order airecting the Board of Public Works 
to expend for certain purposes the sum of $100,000, which 
the Comptroller had been authorized to borrow for the 
water tax fund, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Woodman moved to suspend the rules for the pur- 
pose of taking up enerossed orders. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed order directing pay 
ment of voucher to Steele and McMahon. 

Aid. Heath moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed bv aves and noes as follows; 
^ves— Foley, Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Som- 



mer, Cullerton, McClory, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White. Heath. Campbell, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, SchaflTner, Murphy, 
Sweeney. Lynch, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 26. 

iVoes— Richardson— 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and is hereby, au- 
thorized to pay to Messrs. Steele & McMahon the amount 
of $2,973.65, to be paid out of the water fund. 
Also, 

An engrossed order authorizing payment of voucher to 
Cox Bros. 

Aid. Heath moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed by a>es and noes as follows- 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, O'Brien, Woodman. 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Heath, Campbell; 
Cleveland. Quirk, Ryan, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaff- 
ner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Corcoran, and Mr. President 
—28. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, re- 
quested to pay Messrs. Cox Bros, the sum of nine hundred 
and eighty-two dollars ($982) to be paid out of the water 
connection fund. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on petition of 
Shedd & Co., for permission to lay side-track, laid over and 
published April 16, 1875. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the petition be recommitted to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. White moved that the Corporation Counsel be in- 
structed to prepare a proper ordinance permitting Shedd & 
Co. to lay side-track. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., on 
petition of citizens for widening sidewalk space on Rush 
street, laid over and published April 16, 1875. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the report be concurred in 
and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the property owners on Rush street, be- 
tween Illinois street and Chicago avenue, be, and they are 
hereby, permitted to add two feet to the sidewalk space on 
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purpose of planting trees: Providtd. said improvement is 
done at the expense of the property-owners and under 
the direction and superintendence of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on removing track 
of Chicago Plate and Bar Mill Company from Thirty-first 
street, laid over and published March 29, 1875. 

Aid Clark moved that the whole subject matter be re- 
committed to the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayei'—YolQw Richards<on, Warren. Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, Wood- 
man, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Heath. Campbell, Cleve- 
land, Quirk, Ryan. Schafifner, Lynch, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 21. 

_iV,,e,s— Reidy. O'Brien, White, Stout, Mahr, bengacher, 
Murphy, and' Sweeney.— 8. 

Report of the Committee on Schools on resolution direct- 
ing the Law Department to assist in making appraisal of 
school lands, laid over and published April 16, 1875. 

Aid. Lynch moved that the report be placed oi. file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Boai'd of Education relative to 
sale of La Salle Street Primary School lot, ordered laid on 
the table April 19, 1875. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Police on contract for night 
scavenger work, laid over and published April 16. 1875. 

Aid. While moved to recommit the report to the Com- 
mittee on Police, with instructions io consult the Corpora- 
tion Counsel as to the legality of the same. 

Aid. Woodman moved as an amendment that the subject 
matter be referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Hildreth moved as an amendment to the amend- 
ment, thai the report be referred to a special committee of 
five, excluding members of the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Lengacher moved as a substitute to postpone acting 
on report until next regular meeting, when it should be 
made the .special order for 8 o'clock. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the Council do novi^ adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote: 

J.ycs— Foley, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone 
of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, 
Sommer. McDonald, Woodman, Heath, Waterman, Cleve- 
land, Mahr, and Mr. President— 14. 

i\roe.s— Warren, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, O'Brien 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Campbell, Quirk, Ryan. 
Stout. Lengacher, Schattiier, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, 
Corcoran— 17. 

Aid. Warren called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The (luestion then being on motion of Aid. Lengacher to 
postpone, the motion was lost bv the following vote: 

^y,..s_Foiey, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Som- 
mer, McDonald, White, Lengacher, Corcoran, and Mr. 
President— 12. 



iV^oes— -Stone of the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch— 19. 

The question then being on motion of Aid. White to 
recommit to the Committee on Police, with instructions to 
consult the Corporation Counsel, the motion prevailed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

^ves— Foley, Richardson, Fitzgerald, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy, Sommer. Cullerton, McClory, McDonald, Wood- 
man, Clark of the Tenth Ward, Waterman, Campbell, 
Cleveland. Quirk, Corcoran— 18. 

jVoes— Warren, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Heath, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, and Mr. President -15. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Schaffner presented an or- 
der in relation to publication of the incorporation act of 
1872. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the engross-^ent of the order 
be waived. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

A7/es— Foley, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the 
Fifth Ward, "Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, 
Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, McDonald, O'Brien, Wood- 
man, Ciark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, 
Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Lynch, Corcoran, and Mr. Presiaent— 31. 

iVToes- Richardson, Fitzgerald— 2. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, McClory, 
Hildreth, McDonald, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, 
Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney. Lynch, Corcoran, 
and Mr. President— 34. 

Noes— Bone. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be, and he is hereby, 
directed to cause to be published for the use of the city 200 
copies of the incorporation act of 1872, to be published in 
pamphlet form. 

AD.I0nBNMBNT. 

Aid. Fitzgerald moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Fitzgerald, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, 
Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, McDonald, 
Heath, Waterman, Cleveland, Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Mr. President— 18. 

iV^oes— Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, O'Brien, Wood- 
man, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White, Gunderson, Camp- 
bell, Quirk, Ryan, Stout, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Cor- 
coran — 16. 

And the Council .stood adjourned. 

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Official Report. 



Present~Ald. Foley, Richardson, Warreii, Dixon, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of 
the Fifth Ward. Reidy. Sommer, Ciillerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gundereon, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, SchafFner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickin- 
son, Jonas, and Corcoran. 

Absent— Aid. Fitzgerald. Coey, Spalding, and McDonald, 

Aid. Richardson moved that the present Chairman of this 
Council, Aid. Dixon, be continued as temporary Chairman 
ot the Council, to serve in the absence of his Honor the 
Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held May 3, and the adjourned regular meeting 
held May 6, 1875, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richardson moved that the rules and order of busi- 
ness of this Council, under which we were acting when the 
charter of 1872 was adopted, be adopted in so far as they do 
not conflict with said charter of 1872. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comntroller presented a statement of receipts 
and expenditures of the city of Chicago for the month' of 
April, 1875, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the report of the commissioners to 
make estimate for five lamp-posts on Division street, 
from North State street to Astor street. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for five 
lamp-posts on Lincoln place, from Sophia street to Web- 
ster avenue. 

Aid. Stout movea that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate tor 
twenty-six lamp-posts on Mohawk street, from North ave- 
nue to Sophia street. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also. 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
twenty lamp-posts on Eugenie street, from North Wells 
street to Larrabee street. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
twenty-one lamp-posts on Willow street, from Larrabee 
street to Sheflfield avenue. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be api)roved, and taht 
the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
twenty- three lamp-posts on Orchard street, from North 
avenue to Centre street. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
eleven lamp-posts on '"Tairie avenue, from Douglas 
avenue to Thirty-seventh .- treet. 

Aid. T. C. Clarke moved that the report be apnroved, aud 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
twelve lamp-posts on Aldine square. 

Aid. Sommer moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
eighteen lamp-posts on Hurlbut street, from Eugenie street 
to Centre street. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
eight lamp-posts on Blackhawk street, from Sedgwick street 
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Vld Stout moved that the report he approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
five lamp ?osts on Church street, from Blackhawk street to 
North avenue. 

Aid Mahr moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto atttached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
four lamp posts on Hills street, from North Frankhn street 
to Sedgwick street. 

\ld Stout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
ihirty-six lamp-posts on South Dearborn street, from Thir- 
iv-third street to Egan avenue. , 

■ \ld a. B. Stone moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
six lamp-posts on Walton place, from Rush street to Pine 

\ld. Dickinson moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

xVlso, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
seven lamp-posts on Goethe street, from North Wells street 
to Sedgwick street. ^ , ,r^ <. 

Aid. Mahr moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
eleven lamp-posts on Kees street, from Larrabee street to 
llalsted street. , ^ ^, <. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached oe passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the Commissioners to make estimate for 
fifteen lamp-posts on North Haisted street, from Center 
street to Belden avenue. , ^ ,^, , 

.Vld. Scout moved that the report be approved, and that 
the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
eleven lamn-posts on Forest avenue, from Douglas avenue 
to Thirty-.seventh street. 

.Vld. K. B. Stone moved that the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The report of the commissioners to make estimate for 
five lamp-posts on Thirtieth street, from Michigan avenue 
to Prairie avenue. 

Aid. T. C. Clarke moved tnat the report be approved, and 
that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for widening Thirty-seventh street, from tne west 
line of Lots, Brown's Sub-division of n. }/, of s. w. % of s. 
w. 14, Section 'M, ?.9, 14, to Indiana avenue. 

By unanimons consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, of 
the Fifth vVard, the ordinanf:e was ptit upon its passage and 
pas.sed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ai/f'»—V()h;\, Richardson. Dixon, Warren, Stone of the 
Fourth Ward, stone of the; Fifth VVard, (Jlarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidv, Sommer, McClory. Hildreth, Bailey, 
D'Brien. Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, 
Gunderson, Campbell, (Jase, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, 
Eckhardt, SUMit, Lengacher, Scihallner. Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson. .lonas. Cr.rcoran— :v_>. 

.Vorx— None. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ORDINANCES. 



Aid. Ryan presented a communication covering pre- 
ambles and resolutions adopted by citizens of the Fif- 
Sth Ward in relation to the opening of Milwaukee 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid Lengacher presented an order directing the Board 
of Publi? Works to raise the catch-basins on Mohawk 
street^ between Clybourn avenue and North avenue, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Lengacher presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to construct a catch-basin on the northwest 
corner of Sedgwick and Sullivan streets, and moved its 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to place a fire plug on the corner of Elston 
avenue and Bradley street, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stone of the Fifth Ward presented an "ordiiiance to 
amend section 2 of an ordinance entitled " an ordinance 
Ending chaptei 51 of the Revised Ordinances of,1873 en- 
titled "Streets/' and repealing section 5 of said chapter, 
which was -r j - • 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid Stone of the Fifth Ward presented a petition of citi- 
zens for a sewer on Ray street, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Lengacher presented an order for a sidewalk on the 
west side of Wieland street, between Schiller street and 
North avenue, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mahr presented an order directing the Board 01 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lampposts on Hai- 
sted street, from North avenue to Center street, and moved 
its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of property-owners against the erection 
of an engine house on North Dearborn street, between 
Huron and Superior streets, was _ , „, , 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 
Aid. Reidy presented an order for sidewalks on Thirty- 
fourth street, from Haisted to Emerald streets, and on 
both sides of Lowe avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to 
Thirty-eighth street, and moved its passage. 
The" motion prevailed. 

Aid Reidv presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to cause the Chicago and St Louis Railway 
Company to place a flagman where their track crosses 
Lock street, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Orderea, That the Board of Public Works; be, and they 
are directed to cause the Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company to place a flagman at the crossing of Lock street 
with their track. 

Aid. Thos. C. Clarke presented an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lamp- 
posts on the south side of Woodland Park, commencing at 
Cottage Grrove avenue ana thence east toward the lake, and 
moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order regulating the sprink- 
ling of streets, whice was, on motion of Aid. Woodman, 
Referred to fhe Committee on Fire and Water. 
Aid. Rvan presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to cause the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
road Comi)any to station flagmen, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered. That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby directed to cause +he Chicago and Northwestern 
itailroad Com pan v to station a flagman or watchman at the 
crossing of the Milwaukee Division of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad with its intersection with Elston 
avenue north of Clybourn place. 

Aid. Sommer presented a resolution relative to compel- 
ling the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany to comply with an ordinance passed Jan. 7, 1856, en 
titled "An ordinance authorizing the use of Clark street 
(by railroads) upon making the improvements specified 
herein," which was 
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Aid. Sommer presented an order providing for a flagman 
on Joseph street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The followinET is the order as passed: 

Ordered, Thai the Board of Public Works be and they 
I, are hereby directed to cause the Chicago, Alton and St. 

J Louis R. R. Co. to place a flagman on the crossnig of thear 

( track on Joseph street. 

I \ld. Quirk presented a resolution in relation to closing 

f city offices on May 13, 1874, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Btwlrcd, That his Honor the Mayor and the various 
heads of departments of the city government he, and they 
are hereby, requested to close their offices (m Thursday, 
Mav 13 next, in order that the city employes may have an 
opp"i)rtunity to participate in and ^vitness the exercises on 
that day. 

Aid Stone of the Fifth Ward presented an order direct- 
ing the Board of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for 
curbins, filling, grading and paving Thirtieth street from 
State street to Indiana avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaflher presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lamp-posts on 
Goethe street, from North Clark to North Wells streets, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Ala. Reidy presented an order that the Board of Public 
Works prepare an ordinance for a sidewalk on the north 
side of Thirty-third street, from Ulman to Fox streets, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stout presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lamp-posts oti 
Wisconsin street, from Larrabee street to Sedgwick street, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jonas presented an order relative to paving the in- 
tersections of Dearborn street between Illinois street and 
North avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Whereas, The owners of the property fronting on North 
Dearborn street between Illinois street and North avenue 
having contracted for the same, and 

Whereas, The city is required to pave all intersections ; 
and 

Whereas, The contractors having taken the street paving 
at a reasonable compensation ; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works confer with the 
contractors in reference to the paving of the intersections 
of said streets, and if said parties will do said work as 
reasonably as any other contractors to let the paving oi the 
intersections to said parties 

Aid. Eckhardt presented a petition for sewer on Ashland 
avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Blackhawk street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Wahl Brothers, covering an ordi- 
nance relative to the erection of a bridge over the Chicago 
River, between Thirty-first and Thirty-third street, was 

Referred to the Conimittee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Petition of George W. Smith, asking to have fine re- 
funded was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reidy presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Ulman street, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty- 
ninth streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Eckhardt presented a petition asking the Board of 
Public Works to enter into contract for paving the inter- 
section of Chicago avenue, between Ashland avenue and 
Wood street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid, McClorv presented an order for a sidewalk on the 
nortn side of Van Buren street, between Paulina street and 
Ashland avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of firemen for compensation for services ren- 
dered, was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Aid. R. B. Stone presented an order for sidewalk on the 
east side of Wabash avenue, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty- 
seventh street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reidy presented an ordinance concerning the driv- 
ing or leading of cattle through the streets of the city, 
which was 

Referred to the joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the three divisions of the city. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Fifth Ward, presented an order direct- 
ing the Board of Public Works to cause an assessment to 
be'made on lots 2, 3, -4, 5. 6, 7, and 9, Allerton's subdivision 
of lots 41 and 42, Ellis' East Addition, for grading, curbing, 
and paving Langley street in front of said lots, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution c(mcerning the Exposi- 
tion Building, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Stout y)resented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for lamp-posts on 
Wester avenue, from Dayton street to Ogden avenue, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Quirk presented an order directinsr the Board of 
Public Works to prepare ordinances for lamp-posts on Erie 
street, from Paulina street to Robey street: on Second 
street, from Paulina street to Robey street, and on Ashley 
street, from Lincoln street to Robey street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sommer presented an order for the cindering of 
Quarry street, from Archer avenue to Cologne street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alley South 
Division. 

Petition of S. McKichan for permission to lay a side-track 
on Stewart avenue, between Wright street atid Fifteenth 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of nroperty-owners and citizens asking the Com- 
mon Council to prohibit the practice of driving and yard- 
ing hogs in the vicinity of McGregor street and Hanover 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Petition of citizens to change the name of Kissam street 
to Vernon Park place, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Sommer presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to lay gas mains on McGregor street, from 
Wentworth avenue to Butler street, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bailey presented a preamble and resolution direct- 
ing the Law Department to examine the matter of con- 
demning the land for the use of Harrison street bridge, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion nrevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, On the 21st day "of September, 1874, an or- 
dinance was passed by this Council vacating portion sof 
Ellsworth street and Sebor street upon the condition that 
the owner of land abutting on such portions of said streets 
should deed to the city sufficient land for the widening of 
the river on the south side of Harrison street: and 

Whereas, Some question has arisen as regards thetitie 
to said vacant streets; therefore, belt 

Eesolved, That the Law Department be, and they are 
hereby, directed to examine the matter and report to this 
Council what arrangement, if any, can be made to con- 
summate said agreement. 

Aid. Dickinson presented an order relative to the dredg- 
ing of the river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Aid. Stone of the Fourth Ward, presented an order 
airecting the Board of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
nance for grading, paving, and curbing of Twenty-fifth 
street, from Calumet avenue to Wabash avenue, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Reidy presented an order for a flagman on Farrell 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 



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Ch-dered, That the Board of Public Works cause the Alton 
aud St. Louis Railwav Company to place a flagman on 
Farrell street at the crossing of said road. 

Petition of E. Baggott relative to the passage of an or- 
dinance preventing thieves from stealing lead and gas 
pipes in dweilings, was ..... « .. ♦^ 

Referred to the Committee on Police with instruetioufe to 
prepare a proper ordinance. 

Vld Clarke of the Fifth Ward presented an order for tire 
plugs on Butterfield street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Thr following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Board of Public Works be aud they 
are herebv directed to place a fire-plug on the 
corner of Twenty-ninth street and Butterheld street, 
one midwav between Twenty-seventh street and Twenty- 
ninth on Buttertield street, and one midway between 
Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth street on Butterfield street. 

Communication from Chicago City Railway Company in 
relation to employing conductors on the one-horse cars 
was ., ,> 

Rtn'erred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer on North Curtis street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullertoii presented an order relative to lowering 
the bridge at Post sireet, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as paseed. 

Ordered. That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are herebv directed to insert in their estimate a sufliclent 
amount of money to defray the expense of lowering to the 
proper grade, the bridge crossing the canal at Post street. 

By unanimous consent. 

Aid. White, of the Committee on Streets aud Alleys, West 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
the opening of Milwaukee avenue through lots 15, 16, and 
W. % 17, block 10, original town of Chicago, submitted a 
report recommending that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. White and Cullerion demanded that the rejwrt be 
laid over and puV;lished. 

UKI'()Ur OK COM.Uri'TKK. 

Your commlllee, to whom was referred the within ordi- 
nance, having had tlie same under advisement, are of the 
opinion that the said assessment should be made, and 
therefore recommend the y)assage of the ordinance. 

Geokge C. Whitk, 
P. C. McDonald, 
M. Ryan, 
T. F. Bailey, 
C. W. Woodman, 
J. L. Campbell, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
E. F. Cl'llerton, 
A. N. Watekman, 
Committee on Streets aud Alleys, West Division. 

Bv unanimous consent. Aid. O'Brien, of the Committee 
on Railroads, to whom was referred an ordinance for a 
fiide track, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the rejHjrt be laid over ana 
published. 
The motion prevailed. 
I he following is the rei<ort: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of (Jhicago, in 
Common Council a.s.sembled: 

your Committee on Railroads, to whom was recommit- 
ted their report and petition of PI A. Shedd ct (X). for a 
railway track across Twentv-third street, with instructions 
U) preijare an ordinance, having hadjthe same under ad- 
visement, respectfully report, thai we submit herewith an 
ordinance in accordance with the prayer of the petition, 
aud recommend its pas.»<.sage. 

James O'Brie.n, 
W. H. Richardson, 
T. W. Stout, 
Geo. E. White, 
David Murphy, 

Committee. 

AN OBDINANCK 

Granting |*ermi»sion to E. A. Shedd and Co. to con- 
struct and maintain a railroad track acros.«< Twenty-third 
HtreeL 



Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago : 
Section 1. That permission is hereby given and granted 
to E. A. Shedd and Company, their successors and assigns, 
to lay down, construcf, and maintain a single railroad 
track for a period of five years, from the track of the Pitts- 
burg and Fort Wayne Railroad Company now laid down 
on the east side of Stewart avenue, aecross said Twenty- 
third street, into lot one (1) of block four (4) of Archer's 
Addition to Chicago : Provided, The said track shall be 
laid down and maintained under the direction and super- 
vision of the Board of Public Work; and furthei 
provided. That said E. A. Shedd and Com- 
panv, their successors, and assigns, shall keep 
such portion of said Twenty-third street as shall be occu- 
pied bv said track in good condition and repair and as they 
may be directed by the Board of Public Works. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance is passed and the permission 
aforesaid is granted upon the express condition that the 
said E. A. Shedd & Co. shall enter into bonds with the 
cltv of Chicago, signed by sureties to be approved bj the 
Mayor, within twenty days from Its passage, In the sum of 
$5.0 U, conditioned to comply with the conditions of this 
ordinance and the general railroad ordinance now in 
force, or that may hereafter be passed, and also to save, 
keep harmless, and indemnify the said city of Chicago 
from all damages, costs, and expenses that may accrue, or 
that mav in anywise arise or grow out of the privileges 
hereby granted, and upon the further express condition 
that the city of Chicago may at any time repeal this ordin- 
ance. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be In force from and after 
Its passage. 

By unanimous eouseni, Aid. Stone, of the Committee on 
Fire and Water, to whom was referred a preamble and 
order authorizing the Board of Public Works to expend 
$100,000 for use of Water Department, submitted a report 
recommending that the order be passed. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the order. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote: 
Ayes— Foley, Richardson. Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward. Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reldv, Sommer, CuUerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey. 
O'Brien, Woodman. Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun- 
derson. Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, Cleveland. 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr. Lengacher, Schaflfner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. Dickinson, Jonas, Corcoran, and 
Mr. President— 3t)'. 
Noes— None. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved that the order be passed. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes~Fo\e\, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone 'of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reldv, Sommer, Cullenon, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, 
O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward. White. Gun- 
derson. Heath. Waterman, CampbelL Case, Cleveland, 
Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt. Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaifner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Jonas, Corcoran, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 
Noes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Whereas, On the 26tn of April, 1875, the Common Coun- 
cil ordered the Comptroller to make a temporary loan of 
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars for the use of 
the water tax fund. Now, therefore, be It 

ordered. That the Boara of Public Works be, and It is 
hereby, ordered and directed to expend the said sum of 
monev, so ordered to be'.borrowed by the Comptroller, in 
the work of the extension of water pipes as mentioned 
in said order of April 26, 1875, authorlzlug said loan, and 
the said sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated for the use of the water tax fund for the pur- 
pose aforesaid. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, to whom was referred an ordinance providing for an 
Inspector of Buildings and the enforcement of the fire 
ordinance, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Stout and Mahr demanded that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Com- 
mon Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Public Buildings, to whom was re- 
ferred the ordinance providing for an Inspector of Build- 
ings and the enforcement of the fire ordinance, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully report: That 
after a careful investigation of the whole matter, they are 
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the creation of such an office. Tbey would, therefore, re- 

spectfullv report in favor of the same. 

David Coey, 
E.. Stone, 
S. E. Cleveland, 
Patrick McClory, 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

an ordinance 
Creating the office of "Inspector of Buildings," and pre- 
scribing the duties thereof. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Mayor, by and 
with the consent of the Common Council, on the first 
Monday of May next, and biennially on the first Monday 
of December thereafter, to appoint some discreet person, 
who shall be designated aud known as "Inspector of Build- 
ings " within and for the city of Chicago, whose salary 
shall be twenty-five hundred dollars per year. 

Sec. 2 Said inspector shall be a person well qualified 
from practical appearance in the construction and erec- 
tion of buildings. 

Sec. ?>. It shall be the duty of the said inspector to 
see to it that the provisions of all ordinances 
now in force, or which may h reafter 
be passed in relation to the erection, construction, repair, 
or removal of any buildings in said city, are strictly com- 
plied with and enforced so as to prevent any accident by 
fire or otherwise, and also to see to it that all ordinances 
for the regulation of the keeping and storage of explosive 
or combu'stible materials are complied with and enforced. 

Sec. 4. The said inspector shall have the power to ap- 
point not more than ten competent persons, who shall act 
as his assistants, and who shall be under the control, direc- 
tion, and management of the said inspector, and shall be 
known as fire wardens, each of whom shall be paid a sal- 
ary not less than the sum of Si, 000 per annum. 

Sec 5. The said fire wardens now provided for 
by law shall constitute such assistants to said 
inspector and shall be under his exclusive directon and 
control, and shall perform the duties now imposed by law 
upon fire wardens. 

Sec 6. Said inspector and also said fire wardens shall 
be liable to suspension and removal from office by the 
Mayor, bv and with the concurrence of the Common Coun- 
cil. 

Sec. 7. The said inspector shall before he takes his 

office, enter into bond in the penal sum of dollars 

for the faithful performance of his duties, which bond 
shall be signed by two good and sufficient securities to be 
accepted and approved by the Mayor. 

Sec 8. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in con- 
flict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Sec 9. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and due publication. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Keport of Committee on Public Buildings, relative to 
building a City Hall and Court House, laid over and pub- 
lished April 12, 1875. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend the order by striking out 
the words " three" in the third line, and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words "James J. Egan and Thomas Tilley, 
subject to the concurrence of the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Cook County, as" 

Aid. Ryan moved to amend the mo- 
tion of Aid. Hildreth by inserting also 
the name of Theodore Karls. 

Aid. R. B. Stone moved to lay the subject matter over for 
one week, and make it a special order for 9 o'clock p. m. 



Aid. Sweeney called for the previoub question, and the 
call was sustained. * 

The question being on the motion of Aid Stone, it was 
lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Sione of the Fourth Ward. Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer. Heath, 
Waterman, Case, Ryan, Schaffner, Jonas, and Mr. Presi- 
deiitr-12. 

iVbes— Richardson. Wairen. Cullerton, McClory, Hil- 
dreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Cleveland, Quirk, 
Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Murphy, Sweeney, 
Lynch, Dickinson, Corcoran— 23. 

The queston then being on the motion of Aid. Ryan, it 
was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Sommer, Bailey, Ryan, Eckhardt, Mahr, Lengacher, 
Schaffner, Lynch, and Jonas— 9. 

Noes — Foley, Richardson, W^arren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, 
Reidy. Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth. O'Brien, Woodman, 
Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Heath, Water- 
man, Campbell. Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Stout, Murphy, 
Sweeney, Dickinson, Corcoran, and Mr. President— 27. 

The question then recurring on the motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, it was carried by ayes and noes, as follows: 

^yes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Reidy, Cullerton, Mc- 
Clory, Hildreth, Bailey, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the 
Tenth Ward, W^hite, Gunderson, Campbell. Cleveland, 
Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Lengacher, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch. Corcoran, and Mr. President — 27. 

iVoes— Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth 
Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward, Sommer, Heath, Water- 
man, Case, Dickinson, Jonas— 9. 

Aid, Cullerton moved to amend the order by striking 
out the words "two per cent." and the words " $25,000," 
and inserting in lieu thereof the words "three percent" 
and "$37,500." 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

.lyes— McClory, Hildreth, O'Brien, Woodman, W^hiie, 
Corcoran— 6. 

iVoes— Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth Ward. 
Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Bailey, Clark of the Tenth 
Ward, Gunderson, Heath, Waterman, Campbell, Case, 
Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, Len- 
gacher, Schaffner, Murphy, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, 
Jonas, and Mr. President— 30. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

JL^/es— Warren, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Reidy, Som- 
mer, Heath, Waterman, Case, Cleveland, Ryan, Eckhardt, 
Lengacher, Dickinson, Jonas— 13. 

iVoe.s— Foley, Richardson. Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke 
of the Fifth Ward, Cullerton, McClory, Hildreth, Bailey, 
O'Brien. Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Gun- 
derson, Campbell, Quirk, Stout, Mahr, Schaffner, Murphy, 
oweeney. Lynch, Corcoran, Mr. President — 23. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order as amended. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Foley, Richardson, Warren, Stone of the Fourth 
Ward, Reidy, Cullerton. Bailey, O'Brien, Heath. Waterman, 
Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Lengacher, and Jonas — 19. 

iVoes- Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the Fifth 
Ward, Sommer, McClory. Hildreth, Woodman, Clark of 
the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Campbell, Schaffner, 
Murphy, Sweeney. Corcoran, and Mr. President — 15. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

JOS. K. C. FORREST, 

City Clerk. 



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Present— Ald.Foley, Dixon,Warren,Fitzgerald, Coey, Stone 
of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of the 
Fifth Ward, Reidy, Sommer, Cullerton, Hildreth, Wood- 
man, Clark: of the Tenth Ward, White, Gunderson, Water- 
man, Case, Cleveland, Quirk. Ryan, Eckhardt, Stout, Mahr, 
Liengacher, SchafFner, Murphy, Sweeney, Corcoran. 

Abseiit— Aid. Richardson, Spaulding, McClory, McDon- 
ald, Bailey, O'Brien, Heath, Campbell, Lynch, Dickinson, 
and Jonas. 

Aid. Dixon in the chair. 

The Clerk presented the following call for the meeting: 
Chicago, May 12, 1875. 
Jos. K. C. Forrest, City Clerk. 

Please call a special meeting of the Common Council for 
Saturday, May 15. 1875, at 8 o'clock p. m., to receive the 
Comptroller's annual estimate and reports of committees. 
H. D. CoLviN, Mayor. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the call be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
his Honor the Mayor: 

Chicago, May 15, 1875. 
Hon. Board of Aldermen of the city of Chicago in Common 

Council assembled. 

Gentlemen : As I deem it necessary and expedient for 
the interests of the city of Chicago that a City Weigher 
should be established on the west side of Union street, in 
front of lot 33, block; 65, O. T. By virtue of the power and 
authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint 
Herman Stietter as such City Weigher, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your honorable body in such ap- 
pointment. 

H, D. CoLViN, Mayor, 

Aid. Warren moved that the communication be referred 
to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Comptroller presented the annual estimate for 
the fiscal year ending March 31, 1876, which was 

Published and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The following is the estimate : 

City Comptroller's Office, ) 
_ ,^ „ Chicago, May 14. 1875. J 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled: 



As required by law, I herewith submit a report of my es- 
timates, as nearly as may be, of moneys necessary to aefrav 
the expenses of the city of Chicago during the current fis"- 
cal year ; also a statement showing the aggregate income of 
the preceding fiscal year from all sources, the amount of 
liabilities outstanding, upon which interest is to be paid, 
and the bonds and debts pavable during the year. 

The necessity for retrenchment and economy, which ex- 
isted at this time last year, still continues. With dimin- 
ished incomes, the property-owners of Chicago have as yet 
found no diminution m their taxes. The enormous esti- 
mates of several of the city bonds, submitted herewith, 
give no promise of a reduction of our 
expenditures or of the burdens of our tax-pavers. They 
look for relief to the Mayor and Aldermen, and hope for a 
large curtailment of all outlays not absolutely necessary, 
at least for a year or two, until the general return of pros- 
perity, which is already apparent in the trade of our whole- 
sale merchants and in some branches of manufactures. It 
has been the practice for many years to anticipate the col- 
lection of the taxes, and to expend the appropriations in 
advance of the payment of the taxes levied to obtain the 
money appropriated. This practice has been necessary in 
paying current expense and the interest on our funded 
debt, but many of the appropriations thus expend- 
ed m advance are of such a character that the ex- 
penditures could be deferred until the collection of the 
taxes, without serious injury, and in my judgment the 
time has arrived when the Common Council should re- 
strain this abuse by ordinance, either changing the mode 
of letting contracts, or prohibiting such letting until the 
collection of the whole or a part of the money appro- 
priated for the purpose. 

The result of this practice has been a deficiency in 
different accounts, arising from the failure to collect the 
taxes in full, which is to some extent unavoidable, 
particularly as respects the tax on personal property. 

To meet this deficiency I recommend a special appro- 
priation for this year of $100,000, hoping that it may be 
made and continued until we have secured a good balance 
in the treasury, and obviated the necessity of resorting to 
temporary loans, which I consider a dangerous expedient, 
to be avoided if possible. 

In these estimates I have stated the sums which 
may be expended by each branch of the public service, 
under a reduction of the aggregate of appropriations to a 
sum which will be covered by the miscellaneous receipts 
and a tax levy of fifteen mills upon the dollar on taxable 
property. 

The particular items which should be stricken from the 
estimates of the several boards I have not undertaken to 
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more iutimaie knowledge of the wants of their constitu- 
ents can discriminate more wisely among the various ex- 
penditures proposed, and decide what can safely be 

A reduction in expenses cannot be made without seri- 
ous inconvenience and disappointment in many directions. 

I deem it my duty to point out several modes by which a 
considerable saving may be made and the general purpose 
of retrenchment promoted : . 

1. A general reduction of say 10 per cent, upon salaries 
heretofore paid. ^-u ^. 4- 

2. Substitution of smaller burners upon the street 

3 Postponement of such street improvements and special 
assessments as require new intersections and payments by 
the citv for public benelits. . 

4. The establishment of small public schools m neigh- 
borhoods not sufficiently supplied, renting suitable houses 
for the purpose, deferring for the present tne erection of 
expensive buildings. .v, j.^. 

5 A more perfect svstem lor re£ulatin»c the different 
branches of service, so "as to obtain complete efficiency and 
utilize the present or a less number of employes to the 
fullest extent consistent with their fair and just treat- 
ment. , ' ^ i_ ^ 

Whether any or all of these modes of retrenchment, 
or others better adauted to our situation and wants, 
shall meet the approval of your honorable body, 
1 do not doubt that an earnest effort will be made to re- 
duce tne appropriations to the smallest amount that will 
meet our obligations, and provide for the protection and 
good order of the city, and the supply of the proper require- 
ments of our people from their muncipal government. 

Appended hereto are the estimates of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works, Board of Health, Board of Police, Board of Edu- 
cation, Inspectors of the House of Correction, and Tax Com- 
missioner. 

I assume that the commencement and termination of the 
fiscal vear will be continued as heretofore, the 1st day of 
April and the olst day of March, and have made the esti- 
mates accordingly. 

Estimates of expenses for the ff seal year from April 1, 
187.5, to March 31, 1876 : 

ASSESSMENT EXPENSE. 

Assessors' and Tax Commissioner's office— 
For assessment expenses, including salaries, 
clerk hire, books, stationerv, etc., in addition 
to unexpended balance April 1, 1875 $30,000.00 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATION. 

For sundry purposes, including interest on 
temporary loans (general), in addition to the 
unexpended balance April 1 . 1875 1 ,050.000.00 

(;iTV BRIDEWELL (OR HOUSE OF CORRECTION) (CONSTRUC- 
TION account). 

For completion and furnishing of buildings, 
workshops, etc., the unexpended balance of 
the proceeds of bonds heretofore issued and 
sold, or so much thereof as may be required. 

CITY CE.METERV. 

For purchase of jjrounds and other expenses, 
the unexpended balance April 1, 1875. 

CITY HAY SCALES. 

For rent of grounds for hay markets in South 
and West Divisions, in addition to revenue 
therefrom -2,000.00 

CONTINGENT FU.ND. 

For contingencies not otherwise provided for, 
subject to the order of the Mayor and Comp- 
troller, in addition to the unexpended bal- 
ance .\pri] 1, 1875 10,000.00 

COSTS OF TA,\ SALES. 

For costi) of making tax sales, SO much of the 
unexpended balance April ], 1875, as may be 
required. 

CRIMINAL CO'R'I' OK COOK COUNTY. 

For ouUsianding claims prior to .July 1, 1872, so 
much of the unexpended balance April 1, 
1875, as maybe required. 

DEFICIENCY FUND, 

To meet deficiency in tax collections 100,000.00 



ENTERTAINMENT OF OFFICIAL VISITORS. 

For entertaining official visitors , 500.00 

EVENIjnG SCHOOLS. 

For payment of teachers and other expenses, in 
addition to the unexpended balance April 1, 



1875. 



5,000.00 



DEPARTMENT. 



For sundry expenses for maintenance of the 
Fire Department and fire-aiarm telegraph, in- 
cluding interest on temporary loans, in addi- 
tion to the unexpendea balance April 1, 1875.. 900,000.00 

Oi:.sERAL SINKING FUND. 

To provide for the liquidation of the general 
bonded debt of the city, in addition to the un- 
expended balance April 1,1875 1,000.00 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

For sundry expenses, in addi-'^'on to the unex- 



pended balance April 1, 1875. 

HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 



100,000.00 



For dieting and transportation of prisoners, sal- 
aries of Superintendent and assistants, fuel, 
lighting bedding and clothing, furniture, 
medicines, and sundry supplies, and for out- 
standing claims, in addition to unexpended 
balance April 1, 1875, and in addition to 
earnings of inmates 40,000.00 

INTEREST. 

For payment of interest on the general bonded 
debt of the city and on temporary loans, in ad- 
dition to the unexpended balance April 1, 
1875, and to amounts received for interest — 300,000.00 

JUDGMENT ACCOUNT. 

F^or payment of temporary loans for judgments 
against the city since last annual appropria- 
tion, and interest thereon 109,326.55 

LEGAL EXPENSE. 



For costs of courts and other legal expenses, 
and outstanding bills 



20,000.00 



POLICE COURTS. 

For fuel, books, blanks, stationery, repairs, 
etc. , for Police Courts in North, South, and 
West Divisions, the unexpected balance of 
each April 1, 1875 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

For sundry expenses of the Police Department, 
including interest on temporary loans, in ad- 
dition to the unexpended balance April 1, 



700,000.00 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

For printing Council proceedings in newspapers 
and pamphlet. Coiuptroller's reports, and 
other advertising, blanks, blank-books, sta- 
tionery, and for outstanding bills, in addition 
to unexpended balance April 1, 1875 15,000.00 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

For maintaining a Public Library, in addition 
j to the unexpended balance April 1, 1875 50,000.00 

j SALARIES. 

! Not chargeable to Departments: 

I Mayor, Secretary and four Policemen for May- 

I or's office. City Comptroller and Clerks, City 

Clerk and Assistants, City Collector and 

Clerks, Corporation Counsel, City Attorney, 

I five assistants in Law Department. City Phy- 

I sician, three Police .lustices, one Clerk for 

I each Police Court for North, South, and West 

Divisions, and Messenger in Citv Comp- 

I troller's and City Clerk's offices 115,000.00 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

For the purchase of lots, furniture, etc.. erec- 
tion and repairs and rent of buildings and 
I support of schools (not including evening 
[ schools, which are estimated for elsewhere), 
I including interest on temporary loans, in ad- 
I aition to the unexpended balance April 1, 
I 1875, and income from rents, interest, and 

State dividend 800,000.00 



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SCHOOL SINKING FUND. 

To provide for the payment at maturity of bonds 
issued for school purposes, in addition to the 
imexpended balance April 1, 1875 1,000.00 

SEWERAGE FUND. 

For expenses of cleaning and repairing sewers, 
raising catch-basins, etc., for interest on sew- 
erage and river improvement bonds, and 
toward creating a sinking fund for payment 
at maturity of both sewerage and river im- 
provement bonds, in addition to the unex- 
pended balance April 1, 1875 473,494.44 

SEWERAGE TAX FUND. 

For construction of sewers, the unexpended 
balance April 1, 1875 

STREET LAMPS. 

For gas for street lamps and tunnels, lighting, 
cleaning, repairing, and thawing lamns. for 
salaries of Gas Inspector and Watchmen at 
the test meters, and expenses of Gas Inspect- 
or's office, and for deficiencv in last year's 
levy , 450,000.00 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ON CITY PROPERTY. 

For special assessments on property belonging 
to the citv : 5,000.00 

SUBSEQUENT TAXES. 

For taxes on property held by the city on pur- 
chases at tax sales, the balance of premiums 
on tax redemptions not expended for costs of 
tax sales, and the unexpended balance of for- 
mer appropriations 

WATER TAX FUND. 

For extension of main water pipes, and for de- 
ficiency in last year's levy, the proceeds of a 
tax of one mill on the dollar to be levied 

Income from April 1, 1874, to March 31, 1875, 
inclusive, from Gen eral Tax Warrant of 1874, 
including vmcollected balances and subject 
to deductions yet to be made— Collected prior 
to April 1, 1875 .$373,639.64 

Rebates allowed prior to April 1, 1875 1,663.42 

$375,303.06 

Uncollected April 1. 1875 85,091,389.46 

Total levy 5,466,692.52 

From Board of Public Works 6,921.29 

' From Sewerage Fund for permits, etc 32,763.10 

From Water Fund, for rents 706,926.64 

From Water Fund, for permits, etc 12,093.51 

Total from Board of Public Works $757,704.54 

From School Fund - 

For interest $16,567.19 

For rents 73,701.02 

For State dividend 109.044.40 

Total School Fund .$199,312.61 

From fines 37,824.05 

From licenses 194,538.36 

From rents 15,297.50 

From miscellaneous sources, including labor of 
prisoners at House of Correction, pounds, hay 
scales, fees, costs, etc., on tax sales, interest, 
etc., etc 71;721.18 

Total from fines, licenses, rents, and miscel- 
laneous $319,,381.09 

Liabilities outstanding upon which interest is 
to be paid— 

MUNICIPAL BONDS. 

$100,000 six per cent, bonds for six months, 

miscellaneous $3,000.00 

95,000 six per cent, bonds for twelve months, 

miscellaneous 5,700.00 

98.?, 500 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months, miscellaneous 68,985.00 

240,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve months, 

City Bridewell 16,800.00 

699,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months. Tunnel 48,930.00 

327,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months. City Hall 22,890.00 



53,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months. School Construction 3,710.00 

1,118,500 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months, School 78.295 00 

$3,618,000— Total interest on municipal bonds.... $248,310,00 



$5,220,00 



SEWERAGE BONDS. 

$87,000 six percent, bonds for twelve months... 
2,550,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months... 178,500.00 

2,621,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 

months, river improvement 183,470.00 

Total interest on sewerage bonds — $367,190,00 

WATER BONDS. 

$916,000 six per cent bonds for twelve months.... 
$3,656,000 seven per cent, bonds for twelve 



$54,960.00 
255,920.00 



Total interest on water bonds $310,88(.00 



months. 



City debts payable during the current fiscal 
year fromApril 1, 1875, to March 31, 1876— 

Six per cent, municipal bonds, due July 1, 1875.. $100,000. 

Citv certificates of indebtedness, maturing in 
April and May, 1875 301,882. 

City certificates of indebtedness, maturing 
June 1, 1875 3,015.347. 

Certificates of indebtedness due Jonathan Burr 
Fund, and Relief and Aid Society 114,686, 

Certificates of indebtedness due June 1, 1876 
(for judgments) 72,978. 

Interest thereon, except those due for judg- 
ments 113,076. 

Unexpended appropriations, April 1, 1875 1,808,034. 

All certificates of indebtedness, due in April 
and May, to date, have been paid ; of those 
maturing June 1, 1875, means are in hand for 
their payment from temporary loans, for 
which new certificates have been issued at 
four, five, six, and twelve months, and of said 
amount there has already been paid 813,062. 

Judgments vs. City- 
Hugh Maher, May 27, 1874 

G. Schulte. Aug. 5, 1874 

Thos. W. Blauey, June 13, 1874 

Louis Sterling, March 4, 1875 

J. F. Councer, April 7, 1875 

Steel & McMahon, Jan. 16, 1875 

Steel, McMahon & Steel, Jan. 16, 1875 

R. McClelland (use First Nat. Bank), Jan. 16, 

1875 .'. 

C. E. Ray etal., Jan. 8, 1875 

Herman Benze etaL. Nov. 21, 1874 

Saml. E. Barrett et al., March 18. 1875 

Lewis Dodge ^use L. Silverman), March 18, 1875. 
R. McClelland (use L. Silverman), March 18, 

1875 

Moulding H arland, Sept. 9, 1874 

Bush & Hagan, Jan. 4, 1875 

J. M. Hirsch, July 27, 1874 

P. O'Malley, July 1, 1874 

Henry Game, Nov. 1, 1874 

Saml. S. Greeley, Feb. 2, 1875 

Emily Phillips et al. (use Harold S. Peck), Dec. 

21,1874 

O. Guthrie et aL, Dec. 23, 1874 

Martin Flavin, Dec. 21, 1874 

Sarah Fitzgerald, April 7, 1874 

Marv Filkins, April 25. 1874 

M. A. O'Brennan, Jan. 2, 1875 

D. Larkin, July 29, 1874 

G. W. Traver (use Crane Bros.), Dec. 10, 1874. . . . 
Interest on above, to June 1, 1876, at 6 per cent. 
The above judgments have all been settled by 

certificates of indebtedness maturing June 1, 

1876. 

The following judgments are still unsettled : 

F. H. Bailey etal., March 27, 1875 

Gibson, Chase tt Co., Oct. 7, 1874. as of June 

18,1869 

Ellen S. Robinson, March 27, 1875 

Wm. Whitmore, June 8, 1874 

Interest on above at 6 per cent, to June 1, 1876... 



600,00 

2,000.00 

127.00 

900.50 

606.00 

4,848.35 

28,843.70 

6,415.63 
2^,351.26 
1,407.00 
1,404.07 
3,615.05 

9,487.39 

1,254.80 

745.20 

256.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

192.45 

3,826.31 
211.32 
100.00 
850,00 
200.00 
446.85 
683.20 
1,234.54 
6,303.16 



4,125.00 

900.00 
750.00 
820.00 
821.75 



Total for judgments $109,326.55 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. S. Hayes, Comptroller. 



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Office of the Board of Public Wokks, \ 
Chicago. May 5. 1875. ) 

Hon. S. S. Hayes, City Comptroler, Chicago, III. 

DeakSir: In accordance with the requirements of the 
city charter, the Board of Public Works herewith submit 
their annual estimate of the repairs and improvements 
necessary to be undertaken by the city during the current 
municipal year, to be paid out of the general fund of the 
city. 

The following sums will be required in addition to the 
unexpended balances of last year: 

board of public works appropriations. 

Street cleaning an d repairs- 

South Division %nnnnn 

West Division ^MS'oS 

North Division J?:!l''-%320.000.00 

Sidewalks— 
South Division foSmnS 

West Division •^"''mnnn 

North Division _ofi00.00 ^^^^^^^_^^ 



strket obstructions. 

For the enforcement of the ordinances for building 
materials, obstruction of streets, house moving. 



$3,300.00 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS ORDERED BY COUNCIL, AND AS- 
SESSMENTS COMPLETED. 



Curb, fill and pave Thirty-first street, from South 
Park avenue to Cottage Grove avenue 

Curb, grade and pave University place, from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to Rhodes avenue 

Curb, fill and pave South Water street, from Clark 
street to Fifth avenue 

Curb, fill and pave Fulton street, sundry lots 

Curb fill and pave West Monroe street, sundry lots 

Curb, fill and pave Butterfield street, from 
Twentv-seventh street to Thirty-first street 

Curb and fill Oak street, from North Wells street to 
North Market street 

Filling Ashland avenue, from West Taylor street 
to South Branch Chicago River 

Curb and fill Hills street, from North Franklm 
street to North Market street 

Curb and fill Townsend street, from Oak street to 
Livision street :■■•• 

Curb, fill and pave Marble place, from Desplaines 
street to Halsted street 

Paving West t'\)urteenth street, from Stewart 
aveinie to Blue Island avenue 

Curb and fill Oak street, from Rush street to Pine 
street , 

Pavine Halsted street, from West Twenty-second 
street to Archer avenue 

Plank alley, blocks 1 and 10 Brand's Ad- 
dition •• , — 

Curb and pave West Chicago avenue, sundry lots 

Curb, fill and nave Clark street, sundry lots 

Curb, fill and pave Blue Island avenue, from West 
Fifteenth street to West Twenty-second street... 

Curb, fill and pave Morgan street, from West Ran- 
dolph street to West Lake street 

Macadam West Chicago avenue, from Wood street 
to Grand avenue 

Curb and pave Thirty-first street, sundry lots 

Curb, graae and pave West Washington street, 
fiom Leavitt street to w line oie%oise ^ sec 
12 

Moving walls on Fourteenth street 



$873.22 

340.04 

1,705.66 
:.4.77 
19.22 

1,570.23 
739 66 
685.56 
253.03 

2,161.45 
80.56 

4,545.50 
712.45 

3,861.56 

42.64 
5.13 
9.50 

15,850.16 

155.49 

2,457.02 
8.33 



2,395.70 
1,200.00 



ORDINANCES PASSED BY THE COUNCIL AND ASSESSMENTS IN 
COURSE OF PREPARATION. 

Curb, fill and nave Center street, from North 
Franklin street to Lincoln avenue $520.05 

Curb, fill and pave Huron street, from North State 
street to 500 feet east of St. Clair street 3,239.24 

Curb, fill and pave Walton place, from North Dear- 
born street to Pine street 2,168.54 

Curb, fill and pave Division street, from North 
Clark street to Stone street 3,366.71 

Curb and fill White street, from North Wells street 
to North Marke<^^ street 1,323.59 

Curb, fill and pave Archer avenue, from Halsted 
street to Chicago River 22,681.46 

Curb, grade and gravel Michigan avenue, from 
Thirtieth street to Douglas avenue 2,727.95 

Curb, grade and pave Vernun avenue, from Twen- 
ty-ninth street to north terminus 24.46 

Curb, grade and pave West Madison street, from 
Western avenue to Rockwell street 1,442.47 

Curb, fill and pave Rucker street, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to Milvvaukee avenue 1,310.59 

Curb, fill and pave West Eighteenth street, from 
Canalport avenue to Halsted street 5,980.61 

Curb, grade and pave Rush street, from Chicago 
avenue to North State street 8,615.90 

Curb, fill and pave Centre avenue, from Blue 
Island avenue to West Twenty-second street . . . 14,423.43 

Curb, fill and pave North State street, from Kinzie 
street to Chicago avenue 5,481.75 

Curb, fill and pave Astor street, from Division 
street to Schiller street 2,876.40 

Total $76,183.16 

Ordered by the Council and ordinances in course 

of preparation: 

Curb, grade and pave Cass street, from 
Kinzie street to Walton place $17,294.56— $17,294.56 

STREET OPENINGS. 

City's portion for public benefits for new 

street openings 30,000.00 

Warrant 594— West Jackson street 1, 094.08 

Warrant 808— Thirtv-second sireet 1.306.50 

Warrant 1,064— Goethe street 1,686.50 

Warrant 1,068— Thirty-eighth street. . . . 1,345.38 

Warrant 1,071 — Wentworth avenue. . . . 2,848.98 

Warrant 1,120— Wabash avenue 9,393.34 

$47,674.78 
LAMP-POSTS. 

For deficiency iu last year's appropria- 
tion ■ $3,07L90 

For city's portion of expense for new 
lamp-posts 2,500.00— $5,571,90 

WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

City's portion of expense for new pipes 1,000.00 

PRIVATE DRAINS. 

City's portion of expense for new drains 1,000.00 

SIDEWALKS. 

City's portion of expense for new walks 2,500.00 

EXCESS ON SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Amount required to refund excess to 
property-owners on Archer avenue, 
from State street to the canal or slip... 9,891.45 

CHICAGO HARBOR. 

General dredging throughout the river 
and harbor, removing obstructions, 

including repairs of docks $55,000.00 

Salaries of five harbor masters 5,000.00 

City docks at Chicago avenue 3,300.00— $63,300.00 

CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES. 

Madison street bridee $15,000.00 

Randolph street bridge 13,000.00— $28,000,00 



I May ,5, 



RRIDGE REPAIRS 

Rush Street $1 

State street 

Clark street 1 

Wells street 1 

Lake street 

Randolph street 

Madison street '. .". 

Adams street 

Van Buren street 1 

Polk street 1 

1: 

1, 

1 



Twelfth street. 

Eighteenth street 

Twenty-second street. 

Halsted street 

Archer avenue 

Fuller street 

Douglas avenue 

Ashland avenue 

Western avenue 



,405.50 
87;:!. '25 
563.50 
,03«,50 
42 .00 
463.50 
619.50 
933.00 
000.00 
238.00 
432,00 
002.50 
818.00 
894.00 
801.70 
391.50 
190.00 
613.00 
278.50 



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Main street 1,193,30 

Kinzie street — 475.50 

Indiana street 1 595 50 

Erie street 746.25 

Chicago avenue , 872.50 

North Halsted sireet 492.00 

North Halsted street (over canal) 305.10 

Division street 542.00 

Division street (over canal) 576.75 

North avenue 433.50 

Clybourn avenue 287.00 

Kedzie street 94 OO 

Painting Poiii, Halsted, Twelth, and 
Eighteenth street bridges, and Adams 

street bridge and viaduct 1,300.00 



BIUDGE-TKNDERS' SALARIES. 



i875m 



827,094.35 



To salaries of bridge-tenders, as per 
schedule annexed $39,840 00 



I 



SCHEDULE OP BRIDGE-TENDERS SALARIES. 



Rush Street 

State Street 

Clark street 

Wells street 

Lake street 

Randolph street ! .' 

Madison street 

Adams street '.'.."., 

Van Buren street ' 

Polk street 

Twelfth street "".' 

Eighteenth street ', 

Twenty-second street '.".". 

Halsted street 

Main street 

Fuller street " 

Archer avenue 

Douglas avenue 

Ashland avenue 

Western avenue .". 

Kinzie street "... 

Indiana street 

Erie street "''[ 

Chicago avenue '. 

North Halsted street "..'.'.'.'. 

North Halsted street (over canal ) 

Division street 

Division street (over canal) .'. 

North avenue 

Clybourne avenue .....'.' 



April May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. | Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Total 



S200 
200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
180 
180 
170 
160 
170 
150 
150 
140 
360 
65 
60 
50 
65 
25 
175 
150 
150 
140 
110 
100 
100 
ICO 
100 
50 



8240 
200 
200 
200 
20c 
180 
180 
180 
170 
160 
170 
1£0 
150 
140 
160 
65 
60 
50 
65 
25 
175 
150 
150 
140 
110 
100 
100 
100 
100 
50 



$240 
200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
180 
180 
170 
160 
170 
150 
150 
140 
160 
65 
60 
50 
65 
25 
175 
150 
150 
140 
110 
ICO 
100 
100 
100 
50 



$240 
200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
180 
180 
170 
160 
170 
150 
150 
140 
160 
65 
60 
50 
65 
25 
175 
150 
150 
140 
110 
100 
100 
100 i 
100 
5( 



$240 
200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
180 
180 
170 
160 
170 
150 
150 
140 
160 
65 
60 
50 
65 
25 
175 
150 
150 
140 
110 
100 
100 
100 
100 
50 



$240 
200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
180 
180 
170 
160 
170 
150 
150 
140 
160 
65 
60 
50 
65 
25 
175 
150 
150 
140 
110 
100 
100 
100 
100 
501 



Oct. 


Nov. 


i 

j Dec. 


$240 


$240 


$140 


200 


20c 


140 


200 


200 


140 


200 


200 


140 


200 


200 


140 


180 


180 


120 


180 


180 


120 


180 


180 


120 


170 


170 


110 


160 


160 


100 


170 


170 


110 


150 


150 


80 


150 


150 


80 


140 


140 


80 


160 


160 


100 


65 


65 


40 


60 


60 


40 


50 


50 


30 


(>5 


65 


40 


25 


25 


25 


175 


175 


100 


150 


150 


80 


ISO 


150 


80 


140 


140 


80 


no 


110 


60 


100 


100 


50 


100 


100 


50 


100 


100 


50 


100 


100 


50 


501 


50 


40 



$40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
20 
10 
10 
10 
10 
25 
40 
40 
40 
40 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 



$140 
140 
140 
140 
140 
120 
120 
120 
110 
100 
110 
80 
80 
80 
100 
40 
40 
30 
40 
25 
100 



$2,440 

1.960 

1,960 

1,960 

1.960 

1.760 

1,760 

1,760 

1,660 

1,560 

1.660 

1.440 

1,440 

1,360 

1,520 

620 

580 

480 

620 

300 

1,680 

1,440 

1,440 

1,360 

1,060 

940 

940 

940 



Washington Street Tunnel — 
Janitor, fuel, repairs, and clean- 
ing 

La Salle Street Tunnel- 
Janitor, engineer, fuel, repairs, and 

cleaning, new engine house 

Pounds- 
Rent of lot and taxes, West Di- 
vision 340 00 

Rent of lot and taxes. North Di- 
^ion .360.00 

Public Bull dings- 

Gas for City Hall 3,000.00 

Coal for City Hall 4,000.00 

engineer and a.ssistants 2,600.00 

Janitor and assistants 3 480 00 

J^Pairs 2;50o!oO 

Public Parks— 

^^^ Parle 15,000.00 

Elhs Park 1500 00 

Cnion Park.. 5,'o00.'o0 

Jetrerson Park 1,300.00 

Vernon Pane 2,000.00 

^^cker Park 4 Ooo.Oq 

Wa.shington Square 2,500.00 

Union Park 1 000.00 



$3,500.00 
4.000.00 

700.00 
$15,580.00 



$32,300.00 



Salaries— 

For one-third of the salaries of three 
Commissioners; for one-third of 
the salaries of Secretary and As- 
sistant, City Engineer and Clerk, 
Book-keeper and Assistant, one 
Assistant Engineer and Rodman, 
Superintendent of Bridges and 
Streets, Clerk and Draughtsmen, 

one Draughtsman, Cashier. 

Division Clerks and Messen- 
ger 



Office and Miscellaneous Expenses— 

Advertising, printing, stationery, 

blank books, drawing materials, 

and petty expenditures $3,000.00 

Draughtsman on house numbers. ... 3.C00.00 
Draughtsman on atlas, etc 2^400.00 

Drinking Fountains— ~ 

Erection of new and repairs 

Cleaning North Branch- 
Cleaning North Branch 

Viaducts- 
Milwaukee avenue 68.165.84 

Blue Island avenue 65!l38'l3 

Erie street viaduct- 
Raising houses 600.00 



$16,300.00 



$8,400.00 

5,000,00 

100,000.00 



133,903,97 



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Street Lnmp-posts— 

For replacing broken posts and 

lanterns * • 

Water Works— , , 

This amount was transferred from 

this fund by Council to large onn 000 00 

water mains for fire purposes... 200,000.00 

Main Water Pipe Extensiou- 
The full amount of the one mill tax 

authorized by law to be levied 300,uuo.uu 

SEWEUAGK CONSTRUCTION. 

The full amount of the one mill tax 
authorized by law to be levied .... 

SEWEUAGK FUND. 

Inf^reat on iT.OOO fi per cent, bonds $5,220.00 
^bS "^^'■.'''•''.°..'. '''.'. .'"••'■ 1^8.500.00 

$183,720.00 
459.30 



8300,000.00 



% per cent, commissions. 



$184,179.30 



.367.17 



3.683.58 



One year's interest on $92,089.65 at 

8 per cent ••••• ■■"—. 

Six months' interest on 5!!92,08'J.6o at 

8 per cent _ 

Cleaning' sewers « 40 000.00 

Repairing sewers ; • i^uuu.w 

Rai-ing to grade catch-basms and 

man-holes where streets are 10 be 

Improved ■■ 10.000.00 

Salaries to be paid out of Sewerage 

Fund •• 16,300.00 

Stationery, office and miscellaneous „ „^ ,^ 

expenses 3.000.00 

Sinking Fund to provide for total 



$195,230.05 



loan.. 



$277,530.05 



RIVER IMPROVEMENT. 



Interest on $2,621,000 7 per cent. 

bonds ^183,4/0.00 

)4 percent, commissions 



458.68 



$183,928.68 
One year's interest on $91,964.34 at 8 

percent 7,3a7.14 

Six months' interest on $y:.964.34 at 8 

per cent • • •.- 3,b/8..'i7 

''ioau.l'.".^:i .'' ^.':'.!.':'.' ...'.. 1.000.00-$195.964.39 

UEOAPITULATION. 

Street cleaning and repairs $320,000.00 

Sidewalks ^Hn^-m 

Street ob^^truc'tions ^^-''OO-^^ 

Street improvements 200,802. /3 

Chicago Harbor 63.300.00 

Conslrui'tion of bridges ih.oio.uj 

Bridge reoairs 27,0.>4.b5 

BridSe-tcndors' salaries ^^'^lO-OO 

WjiKhington street tunnel 3,500.00 

LaS^alle street tunnel '^•O^O-OO 

Pounds /OO.OO 

Public buildings ?A'onn^H 

Public parks liSm 

Salarie.** 16,300.00 

Oflice and miscellaneous expenses.. 8,400.00 

Drinkinsi fountuins 5.000.00 

Cleaning North Branch lOO.OW.OO 

Viaducts 133,903.97 

Street lamp-posts 3,000.00 

Water Wofks 200,000.00 

Main water-pipe extension 300,000.00 

Scwenige construction 300,000.00 

Be weruge f u nd '^'^'^ 

River improvemeni fund 190,964.39 „, ^ ^ ,, 

.$2, .501,515.41 

li. IMUNOIVILLE, 

.1. K. Thompson, 
L0UI8 Wahi,. 
Board of Public Works. 



Office of the Boakd of Health, ) 
Chicago, April 29, 1875. J 
Hon. S. S. Hayes, City Comptroller. <=+>,-. «xr 

Dear Sir: I inclose herewith an estimate of the ex- 
penses of providing for a.id maintaining the Health De- 
partment for the current fiscal year adopted by the Board 
of Health at a regular meeting held on April 20, 1875. 
Very respectfully,. j^. r^..^^^^^, 

Secretary. 

Estimate of the expenses of the Health Department for the 

current fiscal year, commencing April 1, 18/5. 
For salary of six members of the Board at $500 ^^^ ^^^ ^ 

Fo?LlWy of"sanirar7sirpe7intend^^^^^ o^'SSo 

For salary of Health Officer 2,400.00 

For salary of Secretary •• iWoo 

For salary of registration clerk vfm ai 

For salarv of Health Officer clerk.. .......^... 1,100.00 

For salaries of thirty sanitary policemen at $900 

each 

For Small-pox Hospital 

For printing and stationery 

For dav scavenger work ^.V-XXV'I^X 



27,0^0.00 
6,000.00 
2,600.00 



For disinfectants. 



3,000.00 
3,51 0.00 



For sanitary inspection and vaccination 1 oinoo 

For vaccine virus T^nn no 

For chemical analysis. 7"^ noft 

For removal of dead animals i"^mnn 

For incidental expenses omnnn 

For public baths - ^'O^'"" 

Total for current year.............; •■• ••• 

For removal of dead animals during the year 
ending March 31, 1875, in accordance with the 
terms "of a contract made with the Union Ren- 
dering Company March 26, 1873 



107,400.00 



,407.59 



Total for Health Department $113,807. 



Office of the Board of Police, "i 
Chicago. HI., May 7. j 
To S S Haves. Esq., City Comptroller: . 

The Board of Police present the following as their esti- 
mate of ^he expenses of the Police Department for the cur- 
rent fiscal year, ending March 3i, 1876: 00 noo 00 

Salary of three commissioners at $3,0C0 vSS 

Salary of one secretary i ^onoo 

Salary of one custodian.. o2nn . n 

Salary of three clerks at $1,20 '... 3,600.^0 

Salary of one general superintendent 4.000.00 

Salary of one deputy. ••••••;•••• ' fiOOOOO 

Salary of three captains at *2 0(,0 30 OOO 'oO 

Salary of twenty sergeants at $1,500 ^a? OOOOO 

Salary of 565 patrolmen at $1,000. . ■■■^- ;••--. ^S'S-OOO 

Salarv of 150 patrolmen, eight.months, at ««'^^;6-6b^ ^^ 'Sno'oo 
3alarV of one engineer, Harrison Street Station 1,200.00 

Salarv of one engineer. Harrison Street Station, ^^^^ 

AdS'tioS"pay'of fifteen "pa^^^^^^ detailed as ^^^^^^ 

AdditSnaf pay^of ' Uvelve' patrolraen detailed as 

roundsmen at $200 in'nonoo 

Secret police service •••••• •;•••••• i"."""-"" 

Gas, fuel, rations for prisoners andlodgers, cluhs, 
belts, buttons, stars, furniture tor stations, ana 

ianitor's pay '•••. •.•••. ;••• ' ' 

Special policemen for emergencies riots, elec- 
tions, telegraphing, postage, blank books, print- 

ing, stationery, and incidentals I oOO 00 ' 

Sf S tf Sr Xrrison Stn^et iPoii^" 'Nation 'io ' '^ 

school fund WoOOOO 

Interest on temporary loans ....... .";•••:••••- ^'^'^^Ho 

Building barn at Harrison Street Police Station . 3,500.00 
Enlarging and remodeling Twenty-second Street ^ ^^^^ 

Rent of^ lot foTbeering Street" Station to school 

Ren" of biiiVding' No." H Deeri'ng street, now oc- 
cupied as police station, at $50 per month 6UO.OO 

New building to be erected on school lot corner 
of Archer avenue and Deenng street j,w\}.w 

Total $823,180.00 

Mark Sheridan, 

E. F. C. Klokke, 
C. A. Reno, 
Board of Police for Police Department 



300.00 



IMay'is.l 



175 



rSn 1 



Offick of the Boakd of Police, ) 
Chicago. 111., May 6, 1875. f 
ToS. S. Hayes. Esq.. City Comptrolier: 

The Board of Police present the following as their esti- 
mate of the expenses of the Fire Department for the cur- 
rent fiscal year ending March .Si. lS7(i: 

1 Fire Marshal and Chief of Brigade $3,500.00 

1 First Assistant Fire Marshal and Chief of 

Battalion 2,500.00 

1 Second Assistant Fire Marshal and Chief of 

Battalion 2,000.00 

1 Third Assistant Fire Marshal and Chief of 

Battalion 2,000.00 

4 Assistant Chiefs oi Battalion at $2.000 8.000.00 

1 Fire Inspector 1,500.00 

1 Chief Clerk 1,800.00 

1 Assistant Clerk 1.200.00 

1 Store-keeper 1,00100 

5 Fire Wardens at SI, 200 6,0(0.(0 

42 Captains at SI, 200 50,400.00 

37 Lienrenants at $1,100 40,700.00 

31 Engineers at $1,200 37.200.0 J 

29 Assistant Engineers at $1.000 2i>,000.()0 

182 Pipemen and truckmen at $1,000 1<^2.00(\00 

80 Drivers at $1 ,00 i 80,000.00 

35 Watchmen at $7-20 25,2(0.00 

1 Superintendent of Machinery 1.5(J0.C0 

1 Veterinary Surgeon 1, -200.00 

1 Superintendent of Fire Alarm Telegraph... 2,-^(i0.00 

1 Chief Operator for Fire Alarm T'^legrauh. ... 2,000.00 

2 Assistant Operators for Fire Alarm Tele- 

grapn at $1.400 2,800.00 

3 As.sistant Operators for Fire Alarm Tele- 

sraph at $1,200 S.OOO.fO 

S Repairers for Fire Alarm Telegraph at $1,000. 3.000.00 
1 Battery and office-man for Fire Alarm Tele- 

giaph 900.00 

Total $491,500.00 

REPAIRS OF APPARATDS. 

Repairs of engines, hook and ladder trucks and 

hose carts 18,000.00 

Repairs of heaters. lanterns, stoves and pipe 2,500.00 

Repairs of harness, whips and blankets 1,. 500.00 

Repairs of honse furniture 1,000.00 

Repairs of coal and supply wagons 2,000.00 

Repairs of hose and couplings 500.00 

Total $25,500.00 

FUEL, OIL, AND OTHER SUPPLIES. 

1, POO tons soft ^oal. $6.50 $9,750.00 

InO tons hard coal, $9 l,:v>0.00 

lOD cords kindling wood. $7 700.00 

40 brls. machine oil, 47 gallons each, 85c 1, 598.(^0 

40 brls. kerosene oil, 47 erallons each, 18c 338.40 

4 brls. axle grea.se, S:^l. .' 124.00 

24 brl.s. salt, $2.-15 54.00 

2.500 lbs. cotton waste, 15c , 375.00 

3,510 lbs. cotton rags, 9c .-15.00 

200 lbs. sponges, $1.25 250.00 

500 lbs flour of emerv. 7c 35.00 

1,000 lbs. St. Louis Tripoli, 6c 60.00 

10 gross Mt. Eagle Tripoli, $7 70.00 

8 reams emery paper. S7 56.00 

50 lbs. soap stone packing, 25c 12.50 

50 lbs hemp racking, 4(ic. 20.00 

l.^OOlbs. castilesoap. 12e 144.00 

3,5! lbs. common soap, 6>^c 227.50 

3 tons oil meal, $;J6 ; 108.